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Habit #5 Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This month we are learning about 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 in voicing my ideas.


Expect your child to use words and phrases like “listening with your ears, eyes, and heart,” and “seeking first to understand” in his/her conversations this week.  You can encourage your child to be a leader by using some of this language at home. 


Books that reinforce Habit 5:

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids  by Sean Covey

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs    by Jon Scieszka

Is Your Momma a Llama?   by Deborah Guarino

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