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Take Charge of Your Life!, 2nd Edition

Take Charge of Your Life!, 2nd Edition
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By: Patricia G. Ross, Ph. D. and Jodi Owens-Kristenson

ISBN: 978-1-56637-927-4
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2004
Subject: Life Management
Grade Level: 6-9
Retail Price: $57.00
School Price: $42.75


Take Charge of Your Life! focuses on life skills and personal development. This text is designed to help young teens meet the challenges of their daily lives with confidence. The text encourages students to make wise decisions, to accept responsibility for their actions, and to become better managers of their relationships.
  • Amusing illustrations and full-color photos enliven text material.
  • Case stories illustrate real-life applications of chapter concepts.
  • Feature articles provide suggestions, interesting trivia, and current events.
  • Includes Objectives, New Terms, Review Questions, Application Activities, and Critical Thinking Skills.
  • Management Points in each chapter follow a summary statement about the contents of the chapter. This statement is followed by the question, “How will this information help you better manage your life?” Three management points are then listed to help students better understand how chapter material will be relevant in their life.

Table of Contents

Part One: Growing and Changing
  1. Growing Up
  2. What Makes You Special?
  3. Your Roles and Responsibilities

Part Two: Building Strong Relationships
  4. Relationships with Others
  5. Forming Friendships
  6. Strengthening Family Relationships
  7. The Role of a Parent
  8. How Children Grow

Part Three: Management and Decision Making
  9. Goals and Decision Making
10. Managing Your Resources
11. Managing Your Money
12. Managing Your Time
13. Preparing for the World of Work
Part Four: Successful Living
14. You and Your Body
15. Handling Stressful Situations
16. Nutritional Needs of Teens
17. Making Food Choices
18. Looking Your Best
19. Selecting and Caring for Your Clothes
20. Your Living Space


   PDF Skills for Living TEKS Correlation (PDF, 236 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Patricia G. Ross, Ph. D. - taught family and consumer sciences courses for 12 years at the middle and high school levels. She also developed curriculum materials for numerous courses. Patricia is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, the Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Phi Delta Kappa. Her awards include the Outstanding Young Professional award from the University of Texas at Austin and the Excellence in the Teaching of Private Enterprise award from the Texas Association of Business and the Baylor University Center for Private Enterprise. Patricia is the president of Ross Creations, Inc., a company that publishes family and consumer sciences instructional materials.

Jodi Owens-Kristenson - is currently a teacher at Fairmont Middle School. She is a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and has held several offices, including State Board Member and Secretary, in the Minnesota Association of Middle Level Educators. Jodi has given presentations on such subjects as stress management and people skills. Her curriculum Life Skills won the 1993 Healthy Lifestyles award. She has also won the Minnesota Young Achiever award and the Minnesota Young Career Woman award.


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Text 576 978-1-56637-927-4 $57.00$42.75
Student Activity Guide 152 978-1-56637-929-8 $14.64$10.98
* Teacher's Wraparound Edition 607 978-1-56637-928-1 $80.00$60.00*
* Teacher's Resource Portfolio 374 978-1-56637-931-1 $160.00$120.00*
* Teacher's Resource CD 820 test questions 978-1-56637-932-8 $220.00$165.00*
PowerZone Challenge Game CD 978-1-56637-854-3 $118.64$88.98
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