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Adult Responsibilities/Parenthood Education

Adult Responsibilities - 1/2 credit

This course focuses on developing necessary skills to meet the demands of life for the first five years following high school graduation and beyond. Facing the realities of transitioning into their adult lives in an ever-changing world, students need to develop adult living skills. This course promotes further development of relationship skills, health and wellness habits, career opportunities review, community responsibilities, handling money and credit wisely, managing stress productively, and resolving conflict. FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences. The course is offered only to junior and senior students. (Prerequisite: None)

Parenthood Education - 1/2 credit

 

Students take a look at the rewards, responsibilities, and challenges involved in the parenting role. The importance of the decision to become a parent is reinforced in each unit. Topics covered include human reproduction, pregnancy, heredity, medical care, childbirth, caring for a newborn, emotional adjustments, nutrition, discipline, guidance, family characteristics, child care, budgeting, meeting the needs of exceptional children, and providing a nurturing environment for toddlers and preschool children. Balancing work and family responsibilities is a major focus of this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are field trips, job shadowing, and school-based enterprises. Simulations, projects, and teamwork provide opportunities for application of instructional competencies. FCCLA leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply instructional competencies and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences. The course is offered only to junior and senior students. (Prerequisite: None)