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What Parents & Teens Should Know About Self-Harm

I was 13 years old when I first took the razor to my arm and slashed it over and over again. I was being bullied. I didn’t fit in. I didn’t do drugs. I didn’t drink. I didn’t have a boyfriend. I didn’t want to do any of those things. I wanted to study and …

fathers

For Today’s Fathers: Which Example Do You Follow?

It’s become a common cultural standard that women are assumed to be almost solely responsible for the raising and educating of children, from infancy right up until adulthood. The role of fatherhood, on the other hand, seems to have been relegated to one of financial obligation, and little else.

Accepting Our Children’s Different Personalities

Accepting Our Children’s Different Personalities

A group of young women makes its way inside a bustling cafe. They choose a table and make themselves comfortable on the cushioned chairs around it, chattering. When the time for placing their order comes, one of the young women orders a grilled chicken sandwich with a garden salad on the side, because she is …

belief

Belief Building: Safeguarding Our Children’s Futures

Have you ever touched a bare electricity wire with wet hands? Have you ever put your hand on burning coals during a barbeque? Have you ever tasted thick bleach? Have you ever thought of why your answer to the above three questions is “no”? The reason why your answer to the above three questions is …

What do you tell your child about sex?

What Do You Tell Your Child About Sex?

What do you do when your child accidentally watches a love scene on TV? How do you react when your child comes from school and asks you about pregnancy and how women get pregnant? What would be your answer when your child asks you about her/his private parts? Of course, our reactions and answers differ …

Nursery

Moms' Guide on How to Choose a Good Nursery

“Hey honey, let’s carry your bag and go to the nursery. A loud cry is heard, and your little baby keeps begging you not to go, saying he wants to stay at home At this moment, you get a harsh feeling of guilt that you should stay with your kid all day and make him …

traditional school

10 Things I Don’t Miss about Traditional School

For four years my husband and I have been homeschooling our two older children, who are now in fifth and seventh grades. Prior to that, our kids had attended both private and public schools.  I am not one of those people who insists that only one type of education is the “right” one.  Homeschooling is …

Happy holiday

For Muslim Families: Happy Holidays!

It is commonly known that as soon as the Halloween buzz ends, the colorful decorations, songs, and merchandises that symbolize the onset of Christmas, begin to appear at the grocery stores, malls, on the public main streets, and even few walking steps from where you and your family reside-your neighborhood. The signs are everywhere, signifying …

Christmas

‘Mom, Why Don’t We Celebrate Christmas?!’

Every year, around Christmas time, many Muslims living in the West, wonder what to do about the holidays, what to tell their children about Christmas and Jesus (peace be upon him) and why they are different. What are you going to say this year when your children ask you, “Why Muslims do not celebrate Christmas?!” …

Jesus

Tell Your Kids the Story of Jesus

Many times in the year while Christians celebrate their religious occasions like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, Muslim parents might face some questions raised by their children about Christianity and Jesus Christ. These occasions are the best time for Muslim parents to educate their children about other faiths and how Muslims respect other people’s beliefs. It’s …



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