Principal's Message

Message from the Principal: Brother Eric Ali-- When guiding our children toward proper Islamic character, we must remember that part of being a wise teacher or parent is being kind and gentle with our children. During the time of the Prophet (saw), a Bedouin urinated in the masjid. Immediately the Prophet’s companions rushed toward the man to beat him. But the Prophet (saw) told them to leave him alone. After the man finished urinating, the Prophet (saw) told him, “Verily, filth and urine are not permitted in these masjids. Indeed, it is for the remembrance of Allah.” The Messenger said to his companions, “I was sent to make things easy, and I was not sent to make things difficult.” And he poured a bucket of water over the urine. Even though our children were raised in Islam, eventually they will have to choose to be Muslims. Let’s help make the proper decision easy for them.-- Al-Madinah School: 1635 South Saint Andrews Place, Los Angeles, California 90019-- madina@pacbell.net (1-323) 296-5961

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Being Consistent when Parenting By: Grandma Jeddah

Children (as well as adults) have a natural tendency to test limits.  Defining limits is a natural part of parenting.  Some kids are more prone to deliberately challenging limits set by their parents.  Because of this, it is important that parents follow through on consequences set for misbehavior.  Forgetting or ignoring established consequences encourages your child to disregard your rules. 
            If you tell your child his homework must be done before he goes outside to play, you must follow through on your demands.  Make sure you check to see if his work has been completed before allowing him to play.  Knowing that you mean business helps your child establish appropriate long term behavior.

This is an excerpt from Grandma Jeddah’s e-Book: Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child—And Keep Your Peace of Mind While at It.  To order her e-Book or receive her free newsletter, visit her at www.grandmajeddah.com

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