At breakfast my six-year old son mentioned he knew ‘the seven habits’. I couldn’t believe my ears. Was he talking about the seven habits of highly effective people, by Steven R. Covey?
“What kind of habits have you learned?” I asked.
He put down his cup and said to my amazement and surprise: “Habit one: be proactive.” So this is what children learn in school these days!
Here are three of the seven habits of highly effective kids, according to my son:
Habit 1: Be proactive
“When I start cleaning up my room before mum asks me to. ”
Habit 3: First things first
“When I do my homework first, and then play a game on the iPad.”
Habit 4: Think win-win
“When Daniel and I don’t agree and we find something we both like.”
If only all adults would strive for mutually beneficial solutions, set their priorities based on importance instead of urgency, and take responsibility for their choices in life…