Do you want to explore our Christian-based principles on parenting? Get to know us by reading about our core beliefs and values:

Core TRUTHS

Evergreen Parenting has seven Core Truths, which form the outline of our principles on Christian parenting.

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Core Truth #1

There are no shortcuts

CORE TRUTH #1

Evergreen Parenting is a discipleship process and the fruit might not be visible immediately because it will take time to develop and grow. There are no shortcuts to maturity.

Core Truth #2

We are all UNIQUE

CORE TRUTH #2

Evergreen parents take the temperament of each member of the family into account. We believe that the temperament of the parents and the children are important and are God-given designs.

Core Truth #3

Mutual respect

CORE TRUTH #3

Evergreen Parenting is built on 12 building blocks of authority, which remain necessary throughout the childhood phases into adulthood.

Core Truth #4

There are seasons in parenting

CORE TRUTH #4

Evergreen parents believe that our children go through different seasons of development and that we can, and should, adapt our parenting styles accordingly.

Core Truth #5

Parenting = discipleship

CORE TRUTH #5

Evergreen parenting is a discipleship process and it requires an understanding of the bigger picture. We need to identify the unique moments of parenthood and then choose the appropriate action.

Core Truth #6

Discipline with compassion

CORE TRUTH #6

Evergreen discipline is based on Hebrews 12:11-13, which states that appropriate discipline feels like it’s going against the grain at the time, but later yields the fruit. It is necessary for maturity.

Core Truth #7

We can't do it on our own

CORE TRUTH #7

The Lord Himself will fill us with His wisdom and love. He will forgive, heal and teach us so that we may have goals for parenthood that reveal His love and His heart.

Courses by Hettie Brittz

Hettie Brittz compiled courses, based on the content of the books she authored, and trained Facilitators to present these courses. There are courses for parents and educators. Click here for more info. 

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Our Story

Most of the content on this website is the intellectual property of Hettie Brittz. She published three books on parenting: ‘Growing Kids with Character’; ‘Respectable Parents, Respectful Kids’ and ‘Compassionate Discipline.’ The content of these books are converted to videos, audio files, practical exercises and handy tools to enable more parents to access the life-changing information and advice.

The website is owned and managed by Lydia Kies and Nanette Oosthuizen. The team’s mission is to develop new content to empower and equip parents. Their own experience, talents and skills are implemented to create digital products that are user-friendly, available 24hours a day, affordable and very practical. Meet the people behind the scenes:

Hettie Brittz

Hettie is married to Louis, and they have 2 daughters and a son. Hettie’s passion is to see families rebuilt and strengthened. Her books, talks and courses are aimed to inspire, equip and bring people closer to the truths that bring true healing in individuals and relationships. Therefore, she addresses deeper issues than just discipline and parenting. How to live without fear, overcoming trauma and abuse, finding joy and hope after loss, and related topics are also close to her heart. Hettie founded Evergreen Parenting (Pty) Ltd in 2007 as a company that distributed her titles and trained facilitators to present the official Evergreen Parenting course. Her family recently relocated to the USA where she continues her mission to uplift and empower.

Lydia Kies

Lydia is married to Wimpie and they have two daughters. As a former Educational Kinesiologist and Kids Life Coach, Lydia loves learning, reading and self-development. She is a bad cook, a terrible health nut and a self-confessed coffee addict! She has a heart for children, families and parents and subsequently joined Evergreen Parenting in 2009 to share her parenting journey, and the lessons she learned, with other mothers and fathers. Lydia and Nanette founded Evergrowth Online (Pty) Ltd in 2021 as a company licensed to distributes the Evergreen Parenting course material and other content authored by Hettie Brittz on an online platform, utilizing technology to reach more parents.

Nanette Oosthuizen

Nanette is married and a mother of two amazing boys. Nanette has an honours degree in Psychology and loves the complexities of all human beings. She is terrible at keeping anything green alive (hence all the plastic plants in her house), she also has no hair intelligence and is a self-confessed recovering gaming addict! She has a heart for families and parents and subsequently joined Evergreen Parenting in 2009. Nanette and Lydia founded Evergrowth Online (Pty) Ltd in 2021 as a company licensed to distributes the Evergreen Parenting course material and other content authored by Hettie Brittz on an online platform, utilizing technology to reach more parents.