Thursday, 19 April 2018

How Prophet Muhammad Connected with Children

Connect with your child

In the last post, you've read about why it's important to connect with your child. If you haven't read it then please do it. In this post, you'll see how Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, connected with all the children Companions.

Whenever I read a hadeeth about Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, that was narrated by a child Companion (or any Companion really) I could hear the love and feel the connection that they've had with him. They all loved and felt a deep connection with him. Which always made me asked the question, what did the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, do that endeared him to the children and forged this connection?

As usual, we turn to the ahadeeth.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Why is Connecting with Your Child Important?


There's a trend that I'm seeing in parenting and it all leads to connecting with your child. Look up Positive Parenting and the key to disciplining children is to connect first before you teach your child to problem solve the situation. Connect before you correct is the catch phrase here. 

Try Peaceful Parenting and one of their most effective strategies for dealing with what they call off-track behaviour is to connect with your child by staying or sitting with your child as he undergoes a big emotion. As you stay connected in this way your child gets to release all the emotional tension inside. You reconnect so your child can be back on-track.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Book Review: Muslimah's Guide to Building Strong Family Ties

Title: Simple as That: The Muslimah's Guide to Building Strong Family Ties
Author: Nafla Salahudeen
Publisher: Self-published
Recommended for: Mothers, Wives, Daughter-in-laws

Simple as That offers a wealth of practical advice whether you're a wife, daughter-in-law, mother or mother-in-law. There are four sections in the book, each one dealing with the relationship that a Muslim woman has upon her marriage: her husband, her mother-in-law, and if Allah wills, her daughter and daughter-in-law.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

How to Deal with Conflict Situations

This is not one of them
How to go from the nagging angry parent to a calmer and kinder parent

I've listened and read a lot of parenting and self-improvement talks and books and what I've noticed about how they all dealt with any type of conflicts is brought down to three steps. It doesn't matter whether you're dealing with toddler tantrums, moody teenagers, nagging wives, dissatisfied husbands, unhappy parents, critical bosses, horrible neighbours or angry ringleaders, you can use the same three steps.