Item description for Children Are Wet Cement by Anne Ortlund...
Children are like wet cement moldable and impressionable. In this best-selling book, Anne Ortlund shows parents how to practice verbal affirmation, a simple yet powerful technique for raising children to be secure, loving adults. She gives specific suggestions for each stage of childhood, from infancy to the teenage years and beyond.
Sprinkled with stories of Anne's own childhood and parenting experiences. Won the 1982 Christy Award as Best Marriage/Family Book of the Year.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 4.82" Height: 0.45" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date May 9, 2002
ISBN 0595226639 ISBN13 9780595226634
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More About Anne Ortlund
Anne Ortlund has written over a dozen bestselling books for women, including Children Are Wet Cement, Fix Your Eyes on Jesus, and My Sacrifice, His Fire. She and her husband Ray are the parents of four children and the founders of Renewal Ministries, a speaking and writing ministry to families and churches.
Anne Ortlund currently resides in Newport Beach, in the state of California.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Children Are Wet Cement?
Finally in print again! Mar 31, 2008
Wow! I am so excited to see this book back in print. I read this book 20+ years ago when my kids were young and it provided the best advice I have ever read for what children 3-5 years old need (advice for other age levels is also provided). A few years ago, I ordered used copies of the book to use for a Sunday School class on parenting young children. I have recommended this book to many young parents over the years.
I am a Gifted Coordinator in public schools and see parents wanting to help their children get a head start on school by trying to `teach' their preschool age children academics. However, recent brain research shows it is not knowledge (numbers, letters, etc.) that helps grow the brain - but experiences - that grow dendrites in the brain. Children need to play, explore and be curious about their world. Anne Ortlund does a wonderful job expressing these ideas in the book. Children 3-5 do not need flash cards to make them smart. Rather, as the book suggests, children 3-5 need to feel sand sifting between their fingers, the feel of morning dew between their toes, and other types of experiences!
Wonderful advice in this book! Jul 16, 2005
This is a wonderful book for parents! It's written in 2-3 page chapters so it's easily readable even if you just have a few minutes. It's full of important reminders and stories that emphasize the power of encouraging words, appreciating children's feelings and lots more! I only have a few parenting books that I've kept and this is one of them. I even bought an extra copy for a friend.
A LIFE CHANGING STEP TOWARD CHRIST! Oct 6, 1998
This book explains how it is never too late to accept God through the Son He sent to bring us to Him. We all can be Wet Cement in the Creator's hands. This book really pointed me in the right direction!