Identify management strategies for balancing work and family roles.
Identification should include strategies related to
- use of time, particularly spending quality time with children
- prioritization of family and work responsibilities
- ways to handle stress on adults and children
- health and safety issues, including sick child care
- conflict resolution
- family and work values
- stages of the family and career life cycles.
- What is the relationship between the family’s circumstances and work productivity?
- Why is it important to a person, to the family, and to the employer to balance work and family roles?
- What factors should we consider when developing management strategies related to family? To the workplace?
- What responsibility does an employer have for a worker’s well-being at home?
- When is it appropriate for an employer to intervene in an employee’s personal/family life?
- What is the relationship of community activities and responsibilities to work and family roles?
- How do management strategies for balancing work and family roles change as the family progresses through its life cycle?
- When is it appropriate for an employee to communicate personal/family problems to an employer?
- What communication skills do we need to develop strategies for balancing work and family roles?
- How can we communicate to others the importance of balancing work and family roles?
- What leadership techniques can we use to address and resolve conflict regarding work and family roles?
- What skills do family members need to become leaders?
- What criteria should we use to assess our efforts at balancing work and family roles?
- What management skills do we need to set priorities at work and at home?
- What kind of training is needed to develop management strategies for balancing work and family roles?
- What management skills do we need to deal with issues at different stages of the family life cycle?
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by
- planning inquiries by synthesizing information from diverse primary and secondary sources;
- analyzing how political and economic trends influence public policy, using demographic information and other data sources;
- comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives;
- evaluating critically the quality, accuracy, and validity of information to determine misconceptions, fact and opinion, and bias;
- constructing informed, analytic arguments using evidence from multiple sources to introduce and support substantive and significant claims;
- explaining how cause-and-effect relationships impact political and economic events;
- taking knowledgeable, constructive action, individually and collaboratively, to address school, community, local, state, national, and global issues;
- using a decision-making model to analyze the costs and benefits of a specific choice, considering incentives and possible consequences;
- applying civic virtues and democratic principles to make collaborative decisions; and
- communicating conclusions orally and in writing to a wide range of audiences, using evidence from multiple sources and citing specific sources.
Other Related Standards
FCCLA National Programs
Families First: Balancing Family and Career
Families First: Families Today
Families First: Meet the Challenge
Families First: Parent Practice
Power of One: Family Ties
Power of One: Working on Working
FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)
National Programs in Action
Promote and Publicize FCCLA!
Public Policy Advocate
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Analyze strategies to manage multiple roles and responsibilities (individual, family, career, community, and global).