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Make New Friends (But Keep the Old)

While friends are a great boost to children, bullying can threaten their physical and emotional safety at school and negatively impact their ability to learn. Read about preventing and stopping bullying if it is occurring at your school .
As children grow, they attempt to become more independent from their family and more interested in their friends. Help them make healthy choices about their friends and resist negative peer pressure with these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .

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Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.

A circle is round,
it has no end.
That's how long,
I will be your friend.

A fire burns bright,
it warms the heart.
We've been friends,
from the very start.

You have one hand,
I have the other.
Put them together,
We have each other.

Silver is precious,
Gold is too.
I am precious,
and so are you.

You help me,
and I'll help you
and together
we will see it through.

The sky is blue
The Earth is green
I can help
to keep it clean

Across the land
Across the sea
Friends forever
We will always be.