Growing Kids with Character: Nurturing Your Child's Potential, Purpose, and Passionby Published 1 Mar 2018
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|Publisher||David C. Cook|
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!
The paperback edition includes a code for a free child profile report.
"Growing Kids with Character: Nurturing Your Child's Potential, Purpose, and Passion" Reviews
Hettie Brittz's Growing Kids with Character: Nurturing Your Child's Potential, Purpose, and Passion offers rich spiritual wisdom in identifying your child's natural bent and how that affects your parenting journey. Through Brittz's famous tree metaphors, you will discover how to let kids excel at being who they naturally are.
This is a great guide for new and struggling parents that flows with rich theological wisdom. Brittz starts off with a few memories of her mom and thinking that she would not let the same things happen to her children as her mom did to her. But as time went on, God touched her heart and mind, and so this book begins.
The book is particularly useful as a guide that parents return to again and again, instead of one you read and put away.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review here.
Why I Choose This Book:
A few years ago I read another book by Miss Hettie, (Un)Natural Mom, and found her thoughts on mothering/personalities to be interesting. Learning about how to interact with different personalities has always been something I am intrigued by, so I was excited to read this book, too.
*Disclaimer: I'm not a parent, and therefore I obviously don't have experience parenting.
What I Thought of This Book:
It was so incredibly interesting! I had a lot of fun reading through this book which sounds weird cause it's a parenting book, but in reality, it was so intriguing.
Miss Hettie has a personality system where she compares people to trees. There are four different kinds of trees - Palm Trees, Boxwood Trees, Rosebushes, and Pine Trees - people are either one of these trees, or else a mixture. It's a bit confusing for the first few pages, but it didn't take long to get the hang of what's going on and then it really begins to make sense.
The book is divided into different sections. To begin with, we learn about what the different types of personalities are, and then we move into learning how to work/learn/grow with the different personality types.
Reading the whole book got a little bit redundant because it went over the same information multiple times, just tweaking it depending on what personality they were talking about.
My favorite part of the book was when I got to my personality type. There were several different ones where I was like "Oh, I can kinda relate to that" etc... but then all at once I'm like "THIS!" and it was a big lightbulb moment and I kept nodding my head. What they had to say about how my personality type learns and grows and all that I kept thinking of how much sense it made. #SpotOn
This book is chocked full of good information and is really easy to read. It makes a lot of sense and I recommend it to parents. (Or older siblings.) ;)
*I'm thankful to have gotten this book free for review