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The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens: Updated for the Digital Age

The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens: Updated for the Digital Age

by Sean Covey


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From the author of the wildly popular bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens comes the go-to guide that helps teens cope with major challenges they face in their lives—now updated for today’s social media age.

In this newly revised edition, Sean Covey helps teens figure out how to approach the six major challenges they face: gaining self-esteem, dealing with their parents, making friends, being wise about sex, coping with substances, and succeeding at school and planning a career.

Covey understands the pain and confusion that teens and their parents experience in the face of these weighty, life-changing, and common difficulties. He shows readers how to use the 7 Habits to cope with, manage, and ultimately conquer each challenge—and become happier and more productive.

Now updated for the digital and social media age, Covey covers how technology affects these six decisions, keeping the information and advice relevant to today’s teenagers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501157134
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 26,816
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sean Covey is the President of FranklinCovey Education and the original architect of the 4 Disciplines methodology. A Harvard MBA and former Brigham Young University quarterback, Sean is also a New York Times bestselling author and has written numerous books, including The Leader in Me and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.

Table of Contents

The 6 Big Ones: The Choice Is Yours 1

The 7 Habits Crash Course: They Make You or Break You 15

Decision 1 School: I'm Totally Stressed Out! 33

Sticking It Out 37

Surviving and Thriving 43

Off to College 65

Finding Your Voice 72

Decision 2 Friends: So Fun…So Fickle 89

Surviving the Everyday Ups and Downs of Friendships 93

Making and Being a Friend 104

Peer Pressure 113

Decision 3 Parents: How Embarrassing! 125

The Relationship Bank Account 130

You're So Annoying 136

Closing the Gap 146

When You Have to Raise Your Parents 162

Decision 4 Dating & Sex: Do We Have to Talk About This? 169

Intelligent Dating 173

The Four Great Sex Myths 195

Love Waits 212

Decision 5 Addictions: It's Not Hard to Quit…I've Done It a Dozen Times 223

Three Brutal Realities 228

The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but 235

Striking at the Root 249

Decision 6 Self-Worth: If Only I Were Better Looking 267

The Social Mirror and the True Mirror 271

Character and Competence 276

Conquering Your El Guapo! 291

Stick to the Code: It's Worth Fighting For! 305

Thank-Yous 308

Help Desk 310

Bibliography 313

Index 315

About FranklinCovey 321

Covey Classics 328

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