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

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Be Proactive with Your Child’s Discipline Problems this School Year by Grandma Jeddah

Some children are more known for their behavioral problems than others. If your child had a few discipline problems last year in school, don’t wait for parent conference day or report card day to get in touch with your child’s teacher.  Let your child’s teacher know you are concerned about helping improve your child’s behavior.  Ask the teacher if she uses any special discipline techniques at school that you can follow up with at home. Volunteer for a day or so each month. This will show your child and his teacher that you really care about his progress in school. 
Children have different characteristics.  Some are easier to manage than others.  Showing interest in your child’s, school, classroom, teacher and class work is one way of showing your child how important he is to you.  The discipline process is much easier when your child feels and knows you care. 

Grandma Jeddah 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 book or subscribe to her free newsletter at

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