Students in Individual Development will focus on encouraging personal potential of self and others throughout the lifespan; enhancing positive views of self and others; managing stressful situations; formulating a plan to achieve career goals; forming healthy, caring relationships with family members and peers; managing conflict; choosing responsible ways to express oneself; and evaluating the importance of responsible parenting to individuals, families and society. As with all Family and Consumer Sciences courses, critical thinking, practical problem solving and entrepreneurship opportunities within the area of individual mental, emotional, and physical health are emphasized.