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1 + 1 (One plus One)

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Copyright © 1997 Jack Will.  All rights reserved.

When you're feeling sad, and things are going bad,
Here's some simple math that you can do...
Find somebody who will help you make it through,
and before you know it you'll be on your way,

Because 1 + 1 = friendship forever = friendship forever, that's the way.
Yah, 1 + 1 = friendship forever = friendship forever, that's the way.

A friend can help you out, if your plans aren't working out,
a cheerful smile can brighten up your day.
Just take them by the hand, I know they'll understand
when your lost and troubled they'll help you find you way.

Because 1 + 1 = friendship forever = friendship forever, that's the way.
Yah, 1 + 1 = friendship forever = friendship forever, that's the way.

Laughing with a friend is the very best medicine,
when your feeling gloomy and the sky is grey,
find that special one, and together bring back the sun
Oh, the clouds will clear up and you can go out and play...

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Now, if you have a fight, and things aren't going right,
talk it over and you'll fix it right away.
Don't pinch or bite or shove, but just shower them with your love,
if you stand together nothing ever gets in your way.

Because 1 + 1 = friendship forever = friendship forever, that's the way.
Yah, 1 + 1 = friendship forever = friendship forever, that's the way.
Because 1 + 1 = friendship forever = friendship forever, that's the way.
Yah, 1 + 1 = friendship forever = friendship forever, that's the way...

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Kids on a log ride through math land
For parents
We all want our kids to be happy and feel connected to the world around them. At times, however, things may not be going their way, and you may worry that they are depressed. A fact sheet from the National Institute of Mental Health provides some background about signs to look for and the research going on to learn about childhood and adolescent depression.
For kids
A friend should be there for you, in fun times and sad times. Sure, you might not agree with each other all the time, but you can at least "agree to disagree." Read about how some other kids have dealt with situations when their friendships get a bit bumpy.
For teachers
Our brains provide our sense of self, as this middle school curriculum from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke explores. Students learn about their own brain functions and about how they behave with their friends and others in the world around them.

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