Toby The Turtle's Tips

My tests are getting harder and my homework is intense

The numbers don’t add up and the words just don’t make sense

And my parents just keep yelling cause my room is such a mess

Aren’t I too young to have all this stress?

 

 

I’m feeling very angry and I don’t know what to do

I have a C in gym and want to quit...well wouldn’t you?

And I find it very difficult to keep on pushing through

How can I change my point of view?

 

You’ve got to take it slow

You make mistakes if you go too fast, you know

So take a break before you lose control

And you feel like you’ll blow

You gotta take it slow

 

I’m feeling very lonely and I might begin to cry

I want to make some friends but it seems I’m just too shy

Sometimes it’s overwhelming, I don’t even want to try

Why can’t I go up and just say hi?

 

And even in class I sit back in no man’s land

And when I know the answer, I’m afraid to raise my hand

This fear is so frustrating, no one seems to understand

Can you help me come up with a plan?

 

You’ve got to come out of your shell

Keeping yourself hidden doesn’t always go too well

People want to hear the stories you’ll tell

So just be yourself!

And come out of your shell!

 

I want to ride my bike but I still need my training wheels

No one my age has them, how d’ya think that makes me feel

I’m feeling so ashamed that I can’t ride a bike for real

How did this become such an ordeal

 

You've got to go your own speed

It just might take some extra time to learn what you need

Just keep at it and then you'll succeed

Maybe even take the lead

You've gotta go your own speed

 

You’ve got to take it slow (take it slow!)

You make mistakes if you go too fast, you know (don’t ya know to take it slow)

So take a break before you lose control

And you feel like you’ll blow (don’t wanna blow!)

You gotta take it slow

You gotta take it slow

You gotta take it slow