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Chapter 4: Suggested Resources


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. In this book author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 habits to teens and the tough issues and life changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step by step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents and much more.

What Do You Really Want? How to set a goal and go for it! A Guide for Teens by Beverly K. Bachel. This book is a step-by step guide to goal setting, written especially for teens. Each chapter includes fun, creative exercises, practical tips, words of wisdom from famous "goal-getters real-life examples from teens, and success stories. Readers learn how to articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, cope wit roadblocks, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate their successes, and more.

Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern is an outstanding resource for adults. It can be used to have more in-depth information and ideas to share in the group focus sessions. The book describes how to identify personal preferences and styles, how to determine how long tasks really take, how to eliminate, delegate and streamline tasks, how to stop procrastinating, how to put an end to chronic lateness, how to put technology to work for you, how to stick to your schedule while maintaining flexibility, how to cope with the constancy of unexpected change,

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