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

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Acting out Feelings

                                                             Acting out Feelings 
                                                              by Grandma  Jeddah

Children with learning and cognitive disabilities sometimes act out inappropriately by exhibiting behaviors such as throwing tantrums or shouting rudely and boisterously when expressing themselves. This is because they have limited verbal abilities.  They are unable to express their feelings appropriately.  Teaching your child the words she needs to describe how she feels is important. “I feel angry, hurt, sad, happy, disappointed, jealous, cheated.”  The more your child can verbally express her feelings, the less her need to act out the feeling in order to be understood. Secret 4 offers more information on teaching your child words to explain feelings.

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 --

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