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FACS unit 2
Review sheet
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Characteristics of positive self concept:
 Feels confident
 Likes and accepts themselves
 Feels good about their appearance
 Makes friends easily
 Feels accepted by their peers
 Concentrates on strengths rather than weaknesses
 Is seldom critical of themselves
Characteristics of a negative self concept:
 Lack self confidence
 Dislikes themselves
 Disapproves of personal appearance
 Doesn’t stand up for their beliefs
 Hesitates to assert themselves
 Feels uncomfortable and shy when meeting people
 Doesn’t get along well with other people
Stages of the individual life cycle:
• Prenatal- conception to birth
• 2. Infancy- birth to one year
• 3. Childhood
• Toddler- 1-3 years old
• Preschooler- 4-5 years old
• 4. School Age- 5-12 years old
• 5. Adolescence- 12-20 years old
• 6. Adulthood- 21 until death
*Infancy: stage where growth is most rapid (triples birth weight in one year)
*Toddler: stage where child begins with unsteady movement but learns to walk and then
*Adolescence: growth spurt, rapid mood swings, anxiety, increased appetite
Positive habits that affect health:
Healthy Diet, good hygiene, good posture, getting enough sleep, managing stress,
avoiding harmful substances
Negative habits that affect health:
 1. Eating Junk Food and being overweight
 2. Dieting to lose weight without regard to proper nutrition- crash diets
 3. Seldom or never exercise
 4. Bad Hygiene
Symptoms of stress:
 Rapid Heartbeat, Sweating, Nervousness or shaking, Insomnia, Forgetfulness,
Hives, Lowered Immune System, Appetite Changes, Crying, Moodiness,
Coping strategies for stress:
 Exercise
 Talk to someone you trust
 Listen to music
 Keep a Journal
 Get Enough Sleep
 Eat a balanced meal
 Breathe; focus on it!
 Walk away from a situation and come back to it with a fresh start
 Avoid Risky Behaviors
 Avoid Doing Too Much at a Time
 Set Realistic Goals
Reasons for establishing meaningful relationships:
 1. Companionship
 2. Meets Our Needs
 3. Develops Our Self Concept
 4. Broadens Our Horizons
Verbal: spoken or written words
Non-verbal: body language and gestures
Effects of communication on relationships:
 Negative
• Destroys families and friendships
• Causes depression, grief, and despair
• Cause breakdown in trust
• Causes destruction of love and loyalty
• Alienation of family and friends
• Loss of self esteem when others express negative feelings about you
Conflict: struggle between two people or groups who have opposing views
Steps in conflict resolution:
 Define the problem
• Suggest a solution
• Evaluate the solution
• Compromise
• Brainstorm
• Mediate
Types of family structure:
o Blended Family: consists of two separate families joined by marriage.
Step parents
 Extended Family: consists of parents, children, grandparents and other
 Nuclear Family: consists of biological father, mother and their children.
 Single Parent Family: consists of only one parent and his/her children
Types of Peer Pressure
• 1. Positive
2. Negative
Encourages school attendance and good grades
Encourages appropriately dressing for events
Avoids self defeating activities
Encourages volunteer work
Encourages one to follow the rules
Strives for improvement to be a better person
Skipping school, not doing homework, not studying
Maintains poor health habits
Ignores personal values to follow the crowd and fit in
Uses bad language
Encourages destructive actions
Occupations related to individual health and relationships:
• 1. Entry Level: requires minimal training
• Homemaker, Camp Counselor
• 2. Paraprofessional: requires some training at a junior college,
technical school, or on the job training
• Day Care Worker, Police Officer, Caseworker Aide
• 3. Professional: requires college degree, master’s degree, or
doctorate. Special training is required
• Family & Consumer Scientist, Social Worker,
Minister, Counselor, Psychologist
Personality Traits Needed For Careers in Relationships
 1. Good Listener
 2. Communicates Well
 3. People Person; enjoys working with people
 4. Good Problem Solving Skills
 5. Good Decision Maker
 6. Works well with people of all ages