Habit 4 – Think Win-Win in The 7 Habits of Happy Kids is about everyone winning when there is a disagreement or conflict. Covey’s story about Lily is a wonderful story to teach kids about finding ways for everyone to be happy. In our busy life, too often we forget to teach children about creative solutions to conflicts. Lily learns that by respecting her mom’s opinion, she creates a solution that makes both of them and the whole family happy.
- Today ask an older person what the golden rule is. After you know, try it out on someone. (Think/Pair/Share)
- Try to go a whole day without sulking, pouting, or feeling sorry for yourself.
- The next time you want to argue or fight with someone about who should get the best toy or who should win an argument, ask, “How can I make you happy too?” Think/Pair/Share.
- Make a “wish poster.” Start by drawing a line down the middle. On one side, cut and paste magazine pictures of things you want (like an ant farm). On the other side, cut and paste pictures of things your mom or dad want (like a clean room). Together, look at your “wish poster.” See how you can work with each other to make both your wishes and your parents’ wishes would come true. (Option – Do the “wish poster” with a friend or sibling.) Share with class.