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Life Skills for the 21st Century: Building a Foundation for Success, 1st edition

  • Suzanne Weixel
  • Faithe Wempen

Published by Pearson (October 26th 2009) - Copyright © 2010

1st edition

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Responsible living skills presented in an engaging and bold style.


Today’s world asks students to balance a wide range of responsibilities — from succeeding in school, to building personal relationships, to beginning a career, to giving back to their community. Life Skills for the 21st Century: Building a Foundation for Success gives students the tools and confidence to think critically about the choices they make, take control of their lives, and ultimately achieve their goals.


Designed in a unique magazine format that speaks to today’s student and written to meet state FACS standards, this engaging, contemporary, user-friendly first edition text focuses on shaping and sustaining the five critical and interdependent areas of responsible living: family, peers, school, work, and community.

Table of contents

Part 1: Self Discovery

1.      Understanding Yourself

2.      Making Healthy Choices

3.      Building Your Character

4.      Personal Wellness

5.      Interpersonal Relationships


Part 2: Human Development

6.      The Life Cycle

7.      Family Basics

8.      Child Care

9.      Community Connections


Part 3: Consumer Awareness

10.  Personal Finances

11.  Money Management

12.  Consumer Resource Management


Part 4: Careers

13.  Career Preparation

14.  Career Development

15.  Managing a Job Search

16.  Career Success

17.  Career Satisfaction


Part 5: Practical Living

18.  Living with Technology

19.  The Food We Eat

20.  Kitchen Basics

21.  Clothing Management 

22.  Clothing Construction

23.  Personal Environment Considerations

24.  Personal Environment Management

25.  Personal Health and Hygiene



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