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Skills for Personal & Family Living, 7th Edition

Skills for Personal & Family Living, 7th Edition
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By: Frances Baynor Parnell

ISBN: 978-1-59070-100-3
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2004
Subject: FCS Comprehensive
Grade Level: 8-12
Retail Price: $61.28
School Price: $45.96


Skills for Personal & Family Living, a comprehensive Family and Consumer Sciences text for the secondary level, helps students meet the challenge of their daily lives with confidence. They will learn practical skills for making decisions at home, school, and in the workplace. Career features called “Career Times” describe various careers, their preparation requirements, and personal qualities needed to succeed. Up-to-date topics include accepting responsibility for decisions and their consequences, influences on behavior and decisions, promoting cultural diversity, preparing resumes, clothing label laws, multisize patterns, and trends in housing.

Table of Contents

Part One: A Better You
  1. Understanding Yourself
  2. Understanding Relationships
  3. Communication Skills
  4. Leadership and Citizenship Skills
  5. The World of Work

Part Two: Today's Families
  6. Understanding Families
  7. Family Challenges

Part Three: Caring for Children
  8. Preparing for Children
  9. Meeting Children's Needs

Part Four: Managing in Today's World
10. Learning to Manage
11. Consumer Decisions

Part Five: Healthy Living
12. Your Health and Fitness
13. A Safe Home and Enviroment
14. Healthy Eating
Part Six: Planning and Preparing Meals
15. Meal Management
16. Before You Cook
17. Buying, Storing, and Preparing Foods
18. Serving Food and Dining Out

Part Seven: Meeting Your Clothing Needs
19. Choosing and Caring for Clothes
20. Preparing to Sew
21. The First Steps Before Sewing
22. Sewing Techniques

Part Eight: A Place to Call Home
23. Choosing a Place to Live
24. Applying Design in Your Home
25. Caring for Your Home


Personal and Family Development
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Frances Baynor Parnell - was a secondary family and consumer sciences teacher for 32 years and served as department chair. She is president of Natural and Family Resources, Inc., which provides opportunities to be involved in cultures around the world. She has conducted research and completed a project on work and family skills to supplement family and consumer sciences education programs in North Carolina. In addition to writing this text and its supplements, Frances coauthored the book Guarding Your Own Mental Health in a Fast-Paced World. She has written numerous articles for professional publications. She has conducted many workshops and given frequent presentations.

She has also contributed her expertise and leadership to a number of professional and civic organizations, which have earned state and national recognition in areas of environmental concerns.

During her years of teaching, Frances has received such awards as the North Carolina Home Economics Teacher of the Year, the Outstanding Educator Award (from East Carolina University, where she received her B.S. and M.S. degrees), and the Frances Hutchinson Teacher of the Year Award.


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Text 751 978-1-59070-100-3 $61.28$45.96
Student Activity Guide 172 978-1-59070-102-7 $11.96$8.97
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* Teacher's Resource Portfolio 740 978-1-59070-104-1 $146.64$109.98*
* Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-59070-105-8 $200.00$150.00*
PowerZone Challenge Game CD 978-1-59070-106-5 $118.64$88.98
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