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Thursday, 25 February 2021

The Collapse of Parenting Book Review

Title: The Collapse of Parenting
Author: Leonard Sax
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: 2016
Recommended for: All parents

In this review, I will summarise the important points the author wrote about and add my own thoughts to them. 

The first is that children are growing up disrespecting adults, authority, each other and everything. This is the culture of disrespect where it's cool to be disrespectful. In this culture, parents are afraid to upset their child through applying rules and restricting their child out of fear that their child will not love them. And so the child has no limit on his or her behaviour and can do whatever they want.

There are several remedies to this.

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

How to Connect Your Children to the Quran

As Muslims it's so important that our children are connected to the Quran. It is after all, the Words of Allah. Something that we must all highly value. For how can we live by Allah's Law when we don't know it? So how do you and your family coonect to the Quran?

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Why Your Child Should Engage with Nature


Research says that engaging with nature reduces stress in both adults and children. For children, the added benefit is that it gets them to be physically active and helps them develop cognitively through imagination and dramatic play. There is also social learning through interactions with others. However, the most important reason for Muslim children to engage with the natural world is that they are learning about Allah through His creations.

Saturday, 3 October 2020

Infuse Islam into Bedtime Routines

Research says that children who’ve been read to at bedtime do well at school, in other words, they learn better than those who don’t.

But there’s an even greater benefit in having a bedtime routine than just academic achievements. It is the perfect time to impart Islam through storytelling. When you set up a bedtime routine, children are eager to get ready for bed because they’re eager for the story.