Book reviews – Stacy C. Bauer

You get what you expect.

Self-fulfilling prophecy refers to the socio-psychological phenomenon of someone “predicting” or expecting something, and this “prediction” or expectation comes true simply because one believes it will- their resulting behaviors align to fulfill those beliefs. This suggests peoples’ beliefs influence their actions. I see this all the time as a teacher and mom. I …

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Love yourself

“Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with.” “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” “Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish – it makes you indestructible.” These quotes about loving yourself …

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It’s time to rhyme!

Rhymes are all around us. As babies and toddlers, our parents tell us nursery rhymes such as Little Boy Blue, Little Bo Peep and Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater. Then, we are read classic rhyming books by authors such as Dr. Seuss. Even music is filled with rhymes. Rhymes are fun …

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Be grateful.

“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people that appreciate and …

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Wish Upon a Star

Have you ever wished upon a star? I remember lying on the dock at the cabin with my sisters when we were kids, watching for shooting stars. I don’t remember what I wished for back then, but I remember the excitement and wonder we all felt. Now my children and …

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