Let Your Child Make Mistakes (Grandma Jeddah)
Provide your child with the opportunity to make mistakes. Making mistakes offers a chance to learn. How should I do this again next time? What did I do that caused this to happen? Your child learns naturally due to her actions. The difficult part is often for the parent--it can be a trying situation for a parent to know that the likely outcome for her child will be an unfortunate experience. Letting go and allowing your child to learn from mistakes can be difficult, but it can be helpful for your child and result in less management and direction on your part . . .which means a bit of added ease for you.
Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 13 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California.This is an excerpt from her 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. Subscribe to her free newsletter at --http://www.grandmajeddah.com