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Seven Habits by Stephen Covey

 What are the 7 Habits of Happy Kids?


Habit 1 — Be proactive

You're in Charge

I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes and moods. I do
not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when
no one is looking.
Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind
Have a Plan
I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an
important part of my classroom and contribute to my school's mission and vision. I look for
ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3 — Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I
should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule and follow my plan. I am disciplined and


Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make
deposits in others' "Emotional Bank Accounts". When conflicts arise, I look for third


Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Listen Before You Talk

I listen to other people's ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I
listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people
in the eyes when talking.
Habit 6 — Synergize
Together Is Better
I value other people's strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even
people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people's ideas
to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions
than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.
Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw

Balance Feels Best

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family
and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways
to help others.