Thursday, March 11, 2010

self improvement: teens

Hey everyone! So...
this is Part II of the Kids self-improvement post that Lindsey and I have put together. I've decided to cover some resources that would be useful to teens, in the hopes of providing some materials that would serve this group of patrons.  Below you will find quick overviews of some super resources that might be great for this age group...
  •  The text is separated into four very organized sections:    
    •   The Set-up
    •   The Private Victory
    •   The Public Victory
    •   Renewal
*Discusses being proactive in their own lives to help their relationships prosper, and how they can take control of their own happiness.
*Workbook and Personal Workbook available, also by Sean Covey

  • Workbook- follows the text, and provides activities and discussions that the reader can go through. About getting into good habits, how to love yourself
  • Personal Workbook- more in depth look at how to view situations positively, and to get into positive habits
For the older teens visiting your library, maybe suggest Stephen Covey's book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, a popular pick among adults. Bestselling author Dr. Stephen Covey is Sean Covey's father, and the two have collaborated on several related projects in the past.  This text covers many of the same issues and provides lots of terrific information that would be great for adult patrons as well as more mature teens. 

Another resource that seems like a great pick is The Seven Best Things (Smart) Teens Do by John C. Friel, Ph.D. and Linda D. Friel M.A.  This guide offers tips and thoughtful guidance to teens of all ages, discussing some of the most overwhelming and difficult realities teens are faced with daily. 

And last but certainly not least, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens, a wonderful little book that is filled with lots of great inspiration.  A definite must read for teens everywhere.