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The Dance Dilemma

Companion Guide

The following questions can be used as a guide when thinking about the events of each chapter.  See Additional Resources for even more information.

Chapter 1

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 

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/collection/what-to-expect-grade/making-move-to-middle-school 

http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/smoothing-your-childs-transition-to-middle-school/ 

(For Kids) 

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/school/middleschool/ 

Homework Help 

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/homework.html 

(For Kids) 

http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/homework-help.html 

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/homework-project-tips/homework-kids 

 

 

Chapter 2: Elías 

Social Advantage of being Bilingual: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/opinion/sunday/the-superior-social-skills-of-bilinguals.html?_r=0 

Multiple advantages of bilingualism: 

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/29/497943749/6-potential-brain-benefits-of-bilingual-education 

 

 

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  

https://www.girlshealth.gov/bullying/whatis/girlsbully.html 

http://teenadvice.about.com/od/violencebullying/a/girlbullies.htm 

Chapter 4: Penelope 

Understanding Why Kids Bully 

http://www.stompoutbullying.org/index.php/information-and-resources/parents-page/understanding-why-kids-bully/ 

Cyberbullying (including among girls) 

https://www.teensafe.com/blog/facts-cyberbullying-teen-girls-worst/ 

https://nobullying.com/is-cyber-bullying-more-common-with-girls/ 

https://www.hotspotshield.com/resources/teens-guide-to-cyber-security/

"Thank you to Peyton, age 13,  for suggesting this!" 

 

Stepparent Relationship (for Kids) 

http://iamachildofdivorce.com/what-can-i-do-if-i-dont-like-my-stepparent/ 

Blended Families 

http://www.stepfamilies.info/programs-services-links.php 

Chapter 5: Ben 

Stand up to Bullies 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/signe-whitson/4-rules-to-help-kids-stan_b_5747224.html 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/passive-aggressive-diaries/201110/7-skills-teaching-your-child-stand-bullies 

Bystander and Bullies 

http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/the-bully-and-the-bystander/ 

(For Kids) 

http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/bullies.html 

 

Chapter 6: Elías 

Asking for forgiveness: 

http://time.com/3513677/apologies-forgiveness/ 

 

Chapter 7: Ruby 

Bullying in a Friendship 

https://www.verywell.com/signs-your-friend-is-controlling-and-a-bully-460803 

https://nobullying.com/my-best-friend-is-a-bully/ 

 

What to Do When You Witness Bullying 

http://girlsguidetoendbullying.org/Verbal_SeeBullying.html 

For Parents 

http://culturesofdignity.com/what-should-you-say-when-your-child-tells-you-theyve-been-a-bystander-to-bullying/ 

Crushes 

For Kids 

http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/crushes.html 

For Parents 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/surviving-your-childs-adolescence/201209/adolescence-and-the-teenage-crush 

https://www.familyeducation.com/fun/teen-love/coping-kids-first-crushes 

 

Chapter 8: Penelope 

Cyberbullying resources for parents, educators and students: 

https://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/ 

http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying 

 

Chapter 9: Friday 

Assertiveness and Empathy 

http://www.allparenting.com/my-family/articles/967161/how-to-teach-assertiveness-skills-to-your-kids 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2015/06/11/teaching-our-children-empathetic-assertiveness/?utm_term=.324516f3895d 

 

(For Kids) 

http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/assertive.html 

 

Chapter 10: Dance (Rebeccah) 

For kids, Building self-esteem: 

http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/self-esteem.html 

For parents to read about boosting daughter's self-esteem 

https://childmind.org/article/13-ways-to-boost-your-daughters-self-esteem/