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

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Challenge Your Teen By: Grandma Jeddah

And each one hath a goal toward which he turneth; so vie with one another in good works. Wheresoever ye may be, Allah will bring you all together. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things (Quran 2:148)
Kids of all ages love challenges. Even your older kids find challenges appealing. Virtually any challenge can result in success.  Rather than reprimanding your teen for not getting good grades, give him a challenge: “If you get an “A” on your math test I’ll sign you up for the basketball league.” “For every “A” on your next report card you get a dollar.”  Offering a reward for beating the challenge isn’t always necessary. Sometimes just winning the challenge can be excitement enough for your child. You and your daughter are folding and putting away the laundry. “I’ll beat you folding the clothes.”  No reward needed, just the joy of the challenge.

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 http://www.grandmajeddah.com/

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