Saturday, December 19, 2015

Give Your Child Your Time By Grandma Jeddah

Give Your Child Your Time

By Grandma Jeddah

There is no way around it . . . you MUST find time to spend with your child on a regular basis.  What is one of the main jobs of psychologists and psychiatrist? They listen to what a person’s problems are. They try to develop a relationship with the person so the person will be willing to express their inner thoughts and feelings. You have one advantage over the mental health professionals--you are the most important and significant person in your child’s life. Your child actually wants you to know how he feels and what upsets him. He has an emotional attachment to you.

Giving your child time doesn’t necessarily mean buying him expensive gifts or taking him to endless outings—although gifts and trips can be quite beneficial. One of the best ways you can give your child your time is by making a habit of stopping what you’re doing and looking at him when he has something to say to you. Give him your sincere attention. Let him know you care about his feelings, his happiness, his sadness and his concerns.

Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 15 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California.She is the author of, Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child--And Keep Your Peace of Mind while at It.  Order her e-book or Subscribe to her free newsletter at --  and

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