• The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

    Habit 1  

    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
    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  

    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 organized.


    Habit 4

    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 Alternatives.


    Habit 5  

    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

    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 from 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

    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.