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Convert Mother

A Convert Mother: How to Deal with My Christian Daughters?

In this counseling answer: •Concerning your daughters, I would advise you again to be patient. Sometimes, when we know how good something is, our natural inclination is to want those whom we love to have it as well; the problem is they may not be ready to accept it. In this case, your encouragement to …

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 …

The Education Quandary: Private or Public Schools?

The Education Quandary: Private or Public Schools?

Editor’s Note: In this two-part series, the writer is trying to analyze different education options for Muslim families living in Western countries. In the previous part, she talked about the pros and cons of homeschooling and Islamic schools. In this part, she explores public and private schools. Public School Pros: An obvious advantage of public …

The Education Quandary - A Guide for Parents in the West

The Education Quandary - A Guide for Parents in the West

Parenthood requires making innumerable complex decisions. One of the most pressing and crucial choices that parents must make is where — and how — to educate their children. Today, parents have more options for schooling than previous generations had. Public schools, private secular schools, and Islamic schools are available in many cities. In addition, mothers …

back to school

Back to School - Essential Tips for Parents

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement as well as anxiety for both parents and children. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips. Stress Management The first thing you need to do as a parent is to make sure you are calm and ready for …

Hijrah

The Prophet & the Spider –The Story of Hijrah

The children gather around, waiting for the story to unravel. A story about a man running away – an escape plan – he is being hunted down – but there is a resolve – a new place – a peaceful place – called Madinah. Their Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was accompanied by …

back to school

Tips and Tricks for Back to School: Ideas for Moms

Switching from a summer vacation to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Try Some Tips Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help …

prayer

10 Ways to Get Your Kids Love Prayer

As Muslims, we all know the importance of Salah (prayer). It is the first thing that we will be brought to account for in front of Allah (swt), and is the most important pillar of Islam after the Shahadah. Thus, it is so important that we encourage our children to form the habit of praying, …

Explain Hajj Rituals

Explain Hajj to Your Kids (Info-graph)

Duringthis time of the year, many Muslims around the world are preparing for Hajj journey. It’s a good opportunity for parents to teach their kids about Hajj and its significance and explain hajj rituals in a simplified way. It’s truethat children understand better with visual explanation and imagery. Thus,weprovide you with a simple wayto teach …



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