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

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Give Your Child Your Time By Grandma Jeddah

Give Your Child Your Time

By Grandma Jeddah

There is no way around it . . . you MUST find time to spend with your child on a regular basis.  What is one of the main jobs of psychologists and psychiatrist? They listen to what a person’s problems are. They try to develop a relationship with the person so the person will be willing to express their inner thoughts and feelings. You have one advantage over the mental health professionals--you are the most important and significant person in your child’s life. Your child actually wants you to know how he feels and what upsets him. He has an emotional attachment to you.

Giving your child time doesn’t necessarily mean buying him expensive gifts or taking him to endless outings—although gifts and trips can be quite beneficial. One of the best ways you can give your child your time is by making a habit of stopping what you’re doing and looking at him when he has something to say to you. Give him your sincere attention. Let him know you care about his feelings, his happiness, his sadness and his concerns.

Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 15 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California.She 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 e-book or Subscribe to her free newsletter at --  and

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