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-- (1-323) 296-5961

Monday, May 30, 2011

You Can Count on Me By: Grandma Jeddah

            If you want to see immediate results from your discipline methods today--right now--try this winner coming up!  When you want your child to stop an unacceptable behavior, give your command then count slowly but firmly, 1-2-3. This simple 1-2-3 count can be surprisingly effective in getting children to stop talking, arguing, playing with toys, or refrain from what they are doing. 1-2-3 works best with behaviors you want your child to stop rather than actions you want him to start.
Once you’ve given your count of 1-2-3, avoid any other comments such as “Listen to what I’m saying,” or “Don’t you hear me?” Give your count and be finished.  If your child doesn’t respond, follow through on subsequent procedures.  These can range from removing stars from a star chart or depriving your child of a privilege that is related to the inaction. 
Now get Counting!

For more information on making obeying easier and discipline simpler without hitting, shouting or shaming, visit Grandma Jeddah’s website at:

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