Growing Kids with Character: Nurturing Your Child's Potential, Purpose, and Passion (Paperback)

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A code for a free interactive Child Profile Assessment is included in the paperback edition only of this book (a $10 value). Complete the online assessment to receive an individualized report with parenting tips that align with your child's temperament type.

In Growing Kids with Character, Hettie Brittz helps you identify your child’ s natural bent and how that affects your parenting journey. Hettie’s famous tree metaphors show ways to let kids excel at being who they naturally are. Learn how to:
  • Cultivate your child’s unique way of encountering, following, and worshipping God
  • Disciple and discipline based on your child’s very own blueprint
  • Recognize your child’s strongest characteristics and apply that knowledge to everyday life
  • Speak your child’s unique dialect (or “tree language”) to foster effective communication
  • Help your child recognize and celebrate God’s individualized design for others
Discover how to use kids’ God-given personalities to guide them on their spiritual journeys and firmly establish their identity and purpose in Christ. Find the joy of parenting by a child’s natural bent and God’s supernatural wisdom!

Plus! Your paperback copy of Growing Kids with Character gives you access to an unlimited number of discounted online profile assessments for all of your children!

About the Author

Hettie Brittz is a South African–born author, international speaker, and a foremost voice in parenting advice and personality styles. She is the author of (un)Natural Mom, the developer of the Evergreen Parenting Course, and the codeveloper of Tall Trees Profiles. She heads up Tall Trees Consulting (USA).

Praise For…

“Hettie Brittz invites you to an enriching and educational counseling session that answers every possible question regarding your child’s temperament and associating traits. Hettie addresses the reader in such a personal and loving way that parents, as well as professionals, will feel equipped to meet the challenges of parenthood and to better understand their children, or clients or patients. This book not only changed the way I parent my own children but also enhanced my therapy with my patients, both children and parents.”
— Jo-Marie vdM-Bothma, PhD (Psych)

“This phenomenal book combines authenticity from an author who lives out the wisdom she offers, practical help that takes into account the uniqueness of your family, and a healthy dose of grace, because none of us have it all perfectly worked out and yet our heavenly Father loves us unconditionally.”
— Graeme Schnell, CEO of Focus on the Family Africa

“For the last three decades I have worked closely with kids of various ages in various countries—as a teacher, an aunt, a youth group leader, and in a leadership role with Compassion International. I wish I had had access to Hettie’s insights through Growing Kids with Character years ago! It would have been a helpful lens into the souls of the kids who crossed my path. Whether you’re a parent or not, if you regularly work with children, this book is a must-read.”
— Adele Booysen DMin, chief adventure guide at BlueThread.Life

“Relationships! Life hinges on relationship with God and man. I have seen families being transformed when parents understand the need-behaviors of their children, and learn to adapt and respond to these needs. Hettie Brittz has developed a psychometric tool that succinctly aligns child behaviors to tree images, to help parents and children understand the dynamics of intra- and interpersonal relationships for life.”
— Dr. Khoo Oon Theam

“While I can safely claim that the content of this book rescued me from a number of parenting blunders, it also enriched my work with parents and children. Hettie Brittz offers creative and spot-on explanations for challenging parent-child interactions, and her discipline advice lends itself to a balanced approach to childhood development. Hettie manages to make the journey both light and deep—pointing you to the mileposts of good communication and effective behavior management, while keeping your sanity about you.”
— Professor Rika Swanzen, PhD

“At age twenty-eight, I married a widower and father of six children. Despite my experience as a teacher, I felt overwhelmed, trying to understand seven different personalities all at once. I leaned heavily on the information about the different character tree types in Growing Kids with Character. I absolutely love how the descriptions allow me to visualize and remember what each character type embodies as we navigate this journey we are on. I strongly encourage anyone, especially parents in blended families, to read what Hettie has written. This knowledge empowers and brings light where we cannot see the way.”
— Chani Zimmerman

Product Details
ISBN: 9781434712530
ISBN-10: 1434712532
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication Date: March 1st, 2018
Pages: 272
Language: English