The Dance Dilemma
The following questions can be used as a guide when thinking about the events of each chapter. See Additional Resources for even more information.
Mold and Homework –
Not a Winning Combo!
What do you think? Should Ben cheat off his friend?
What do you think will happen if he does cheat (in terms of the school and his friendship with Elías?)
What do you think the school's reaction might be if he cheats?
What might Ben’s parent’s say when they find out he cheats?
How might Ben feel if he cheats?
Can you think of other choices he might make instead of cheating?
Chapter 1: Ben
Transitioning to Middle School
Chapter 2: Elías
Social Advantage of being Bilingual:
Multiple advantages of bilingualism:
Chapter 3: Ruby
ADHD (For Parents/Counselors)
Teaching Life Skills to Children and Teens with ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Counselors
by Vincent J. Monastra, PhD
Purchase here: http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4441026.aspx
ADHD in Girls
Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HD by Patricia O. Quinn, MD
Purchase here: http://www.apa.org/pubs/magination/441B029.aspx
Girls bullying girls
Chapter 4: Penelope
Understanding Why Kids Bully
Cyberbullying (including among girls)
"Thank you to Peyton, age 13, for suggesting this!"
Stepparent Relationship (for Kids)
Chapter 5: Ben
Stand up to Bullies
Bystander and Bullies
Chapter 6: Elías
Asking for forgiveness:
Chapter 7: Ruby
Bullying in a Friendship
What to Do When You Witness Bullying
Chapter 8: Penelope
Cyberbullying resources for parents, educators and students:
Chapter 9: Friday
Assertiveness and Empathy
Chapter 10: Dance (Rebeccah)
For kids, Building self-esteem:
For parents to read about boosting daughter's self-esteem