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Checklist: Ways to Prepare Your Child for the School Dance

By Erica Patino

A school dance can be awkward for anyone. It can be especially daunting for teens and tweens who have social skills issues. Use this checklist to help your child prepare for the big night.

Getting on the Dance Floor
Asking Someone to Dance
Taking a Break
Tuning Out Troublemakers

Read more about common pitfalls to avoid at the school dance. Get tips on fitting in, taking risks and other everyday challenges in Parenting Coach.

About the Author

Portrait of Erica Patino

Erica Patino is an online writer and editor who specializes in health and wellness content.

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Portrait of Sheldon Horowitz

Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D., is senior director of learning resources and research at the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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