Your child’s vision

April 22nd, 2014 @

Since I was a child, my father would repeatedly ask me where I saw myself in 10, 20, or 30 years. I would frequently reply, “I don’t know.” Frankly, I used to get annoyed at these questions because I did not understand their importance. But as an adult, I appreciate how those questions have helped [...]

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Teaching your child to set goals

March 17th, 2014 @

Goal setting is an important part of the journey of success. As someone once said, “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” How can you help your children set and accomplish their goals? Incorporate your goal into your self-image One of the [...]

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Parenting Success

February 24th, 2014 @

The “secrets” of success are often discussed, but the truth is there are no secrets. There are many self-help books, articles, and lectures on how to attain success. It’s complicated more than it should be. Success is about identifying clear goals and working hard and persevering to achieve them. It is simple but not necessarily [...]

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Adapting in Life

January 15th, 2014 @

Life can be difficult. Some people manage to succeed and overcome the difficulties they face while others allow the difficulties to overcome them. Those who overcome their difficulties have learned to adopt a fairly flexible view of life which allows them to adapt to changing circumstances. This is by no means an easy trait to [...]

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Effective persuasion with children

December 19th, 2013 @

Parents try to convince their children of various things daily such as getting ready for school, doing homework, eating healthy foods, sharing toys, adopting certain ideas, and picking a certain career or life path. To influence their children in a particular direction, parents employ different methods such as reasoning, encouraging, threatening, coaxing, begging, and shaming. [...]

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Keeping secrets

November 17th, 2013 @

 “I’m going to tell you something but don’t tell anyone”.  Children have secrets just like adults, but we usually disregard them as small and trifling. Because of this often-held view, we don’t always give a lot of thought to our responses.  Certainly, their secrets are not always trivial and they can sometimes be very significant [...]

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The Power of Your Words

October 16th, 2013 @

Once there was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him to hammer one into the fence every time he lost his temper.  The first day, the boy used 37 nails. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the [...]

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Argument stalemate: agree to disagree

September 15th, 2013 @

 No two people will agree on everything all the time. Even the companions of the Prophet (PBUH) disagreed with him at times. But some people argue for the sake of arguing and it leads absolutely nowhere. It breeds frustration and resentment when each person seeks to convince the other of his/her opinion. In such situations, [...]

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I demand your respect!

August 17th, 2013 @

Respect is something that all human beings value. No one wishes to be disrespected. But not everyone is respectful or respected. The important questions are: Does everyone deserve respect? Why are some people respected while others aren’t? Can someone demand respect from people? And how can we raise children who are respectful and respected? Understanding [...]

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Raising Trustworthy Children

June 15th, 2013 @

  The Prophet (PBUH) said, “The signs of a hypocrite are three: Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie. Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise). If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest” (Bukhari). Trust is at the foundation of any good relationship, at home or otherwise. Without it, relationships break down, the [...]

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