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).
"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."