Books (available at Amazon)

The 7 Habits of Effective Teens

Sean Covey. This is the same structure his father used for The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, but adapted well for teenagers. Reinforces the fact that if you learn to be an effective teenager it will translate directly into adult life.

The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make

Sean Covey. The six decisions relate to school, friends, parents, dating & sex, addictions and self-worth.

The Girl Guide
Christine Fonseca. Covers lots of ground with worksheets, checklists, etc.

The Success Principles for Teens

Jack Canfield and Kent Healy. Twenty principles to review and adapt.

Cool Stuff They Should Teach in School

Kent and Kyle Healy. All kinds of stuff—attitude, people skills, leadership, jobs, money…

6 Steps to an Emtionally Intelligent Teenager

James Windell. Written for parents, but the content is relevant for teenagers if you don’t mind the parent focus – social skills, goal setting, self-defeating behaviors, being assertive, empathy, handling anger, resolving conflicts.

Adolescent Self-Management for a Successful Independence

Carl, E. Pickhardt, Ph.D., Psychology Today



Search Institute

An overview of 40 developmental assets for teenagers – factors that lead to success. Some are internal and some are external.

Act for Youth

Act for Youth has a lot of resources. The topics below are specific to self-management.


Self Awareness

Social Awareness

Relationship Skills

Responsible Decision Making

Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center