There are days when we feel an overwhelming feeling of negativity and our hearts and minds get heavy with toxic emotions. These emotions can be brought on by stress, disappointment, resentment or frustration. On those days when you feel upset, sad and distressed because you’re disappointed in some aspects of your life, or you are feeling stuck and almost helpless, remember to recite this dua: لا إله إلا الله العظيم الحليم , لا إله إلا الله رب العرش العظيم , لا إله إلا الله رب السماوات ورب الأرض ورب العرش الكريم Which translates to: None has the right to be […]
Children are not like adults. The amazing thing about them is that we can earn their trust and love easily. They appreciate the simple things in life and are easy to please because of their pure, innocent hearts. But don’t let that innocence fool you! If you’re a parent, you know children are also blunt and can mistrust just as easily. They’ll check you the minute they see you making a mistake. There’s really no ‘gray’ area with young children. Everything is black and white. For that reason, we have to be CAUTIOUS with what we say and do in […]
Check out the great kids books we read this week!
Ramadan is coming up soon! Yay! Every year, as the month of Ramadan nears, we get excited; and why shouldn’t we! The month of peace and mercy is almost here! Alhamdulilah. One thing I’ve been hearing a lot about this year though, which I was confused and saddened about is Ramadan decorations. I’ve been reading about some Muslim businesses that make and sale Ramadan trees and ornaments—yes, kinda like Christmas trees and ornaments. When I first read about this, I was actually shocked. I mean what?! What the heck is a Ramadan tree? Was my first thought. I’ve never heard […]
There is a huge need for Muslim foster carers as the Muslim population continues to grow as well as the influx of Syrian refugee children. Many Muslims may not realize that by fostering a child they are following a sunnah of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Fostering should be not only welcomed but encouraged in the Muslim community to help diversify foster parents in today’s society—with the right guidance and education, there’s no doubt many families will offer a loving and stable home for a foster child. Fostering from Islamic perspective If you look at fostering from […]
Asalaamu alaykum! How was your week? Hopefully great! InshaaAllah, I’m starting a weekly post (this post being the first) titled Great Kids Books We Read This Week! It’s going to be posted every Friday morning (depending on where you are), InshaaAllah! Subscribe to the blog so you can be notified of new posts, InshaaAllah. I’ll list some of my kids’ favorite books of the week and say a few words about why it was nice—no lengthy review. I’ll try to get some of my friends and family to recommend some books as well. It’s easier to pick out books when someone […]
It’s no secret children have a short attention span! Keep their attention by having them go in search of letters. This activity will have them wanting to keep spelling! What you’ll need: *Post-its or any small paper and tape (if using paper, cut it into small squares, enough to be able to write the letters). *Marker or pen What to do: Think of a word and spell it by writing one letter on each post-it or small paper. After you spell the word, one letter on each post-it, stick the post-its on various places in the location the student will […]
These days, there are a variety of ways to educate children. There’s the traditional public school (there’s more than one option to choose within the public schools), private/slamic school, homeschooling or the ‘radical’ unschooling. No matter which educational option you chose for your child, just do this: stay active and involved in your child’s life! Why Quality Time is the Best Option All of us parents must stay active, present and involved in our children’s lives every single day! Don’t let a day go by without spending quality time with them. Know what your child is learning. Be his or her […]
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If you’re having a hard time making your child learn something, there’s a big chance you’re missing one or more key components of learning from your teaching method. Make Learning easy for children with these three things when teaching him or her and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how well your kid learns. Those things are: Make Learning Easy By Being Patient Show patience to your child when he or she is knew to something. Our brains need time to digest and understand new information and this is even more true for children. If the child feels rushed, they […]