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Building a Healthy, Wealthy Future
Publications by Jennifer L. Hunter and Nichole L. Huff, Family and Consumer Sciences

Be a Rebel by Defying Risky Behaviors
Using the activity that follows in this publication, you can explain to your adolescent that being rebellious is not always a bad thing, especially if he/she can defy a negative behavior.
[PDF: 836 kb, 2 pages]

Count Your Beans
Take time now to talk with your adolescent about a household budget and the difference between needs and wants. It will help him/her understand how to allocate money later in life.
[PDF: 746 kb, 5 pages]

Getting the Most Out of Life
Helping adolescents balance the risks and rewards of their food and drink choices now can help them make wise health and financial decisions in the future.
[PDF: 1 mb, 5 pages]

Sending the Right Message
Discussing your adolescent's decision-making process is important not only for him/her, but also to help you as a parent stay actively involved in the everyday decisions that he/she makes.
[PDF: 697 kb, 4 pages]

How Much Do I Really Cost?
Communicating with your adolescent about household expenses and budgeting can help him/her begin to develop an understanding of how much it actually costs to live and to maintain a household.
[PDF: 990 kb, 3 pages]

Helping Your Adolescent Plan for the Future
Talking to your adolescent about goal setting can be an important first step in helping him/her visualize the future and the potential steps that need to be taken in order to turn a goal into a reality.
[PDF: 1.1 mb, 7 pages]