The 7 Habits of Happy Tombaugh Kids!

7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey

Tombaugh Elementary is implementing the 7 Habits of Happy Kids in our school.  The 7 Habits for kids are:

Habit 1: - Be Proactice
I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions. attitudes. and moods.  I do not blame others from 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

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
I spend my time on things that are most important.  This means I say not to thinks I know I should not do.  I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.  I am disciplined and organized.

Habit 4 - Think Win-Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.  When conflicts arise, I look for a win-win solution.

Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
I listen to other people's ideas and feelings.  I try to see things from their viewpoint.  I listen to others without interrupting.  I listen with my ears, my eyes, and my heart.  I am confident voicing my ideas.

Habit 6 - Synergize
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 because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than any one of us can alone. 

Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising, and getting sleep.  I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school.  I spend time with family and friends.  I take time to find meaningful ways to help people. 

The 7 Habits program is the best we have found for teaching  children how to be leaders in their own lives.  It is a great character education tool.  We are encouraging our parents to read The 7 Habits of Happy Kids and ask your child/children about how they are using the 7 Habits in their classroom. 

If your family is interested there are also 7 Habits books for adults and teens.  Check out the links below.
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