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

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Teach Emotion Words for Better Discipline By: Grandma Jeddah

           One way to help your child learn how to control his sad, angry and unhappy feelings is by teaching him emotion words to explain how he feels.  Some children, such as those with ADHD, learning deficits or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s) truly don’t know how to express their feelings in words.  In these situations, you must teach them the words for certain feelings and also how to express the words to others. This concept may be difficult for the average person to comprehend.  The average person might wonder, how can someone not know how to verbally let others know they are feeling sad or happy? 
            Certain children have language impairments and social interaction difficulties that cause them to misunderstand the normal cues that signify emotions.   Children with autism, ADHD and other conditions may fall into this category.  They are indeed different than the average functioning child.  Knowing this, can help parents alter their discipline methods so they are more suitable for their particular child.
This is an excerpt from Grandma Jeddah’s FREE e-Book: Discipline without Disrespecting: 8 Tips to Taming Your Muslim child's Temper.  To download your own personal copy of this  FREE e-Book or receive Grandma Jeddah's FREE newsletter, visit her at

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