PARENTING:

Childhood, school, job, marriage, and...children. Practically everyone goes through these cycles of life. The most important job a family does is help guide our future generation through these milestones in life. Each child is different; each family and its challenges are different. But there is a lot which we all share in common.

This page is your page to discuss the joys and pains of parenting. The family is still a strong part of our identity as Muslims in America, but it is under pressure in a society where gender competition seems to be more important than cooperation between genders.

The challenges that Muslim parents face in the West are unique. We can help each other by sharing issues, questions, and answers. With this in mind, we are sharing a few articles here.

Feel free to Share your ideas and experience with us and others about parenting:
[PARENT TO PARENT]

The Positive & Negative Cs of Islamic Parenting

INFANTS TO 3 YEARS OLD
Memo From a Child to Parents
Nurturing through Breast Feeding

Safety With Young Children

PRESCHOOL AGE
Encouragement and Criticism
Building a Child's Self-Esteem

PRE TEENS
Quality Time with Dad
The Children's Story Library

TEEN CULTURE IN AMERICA TODAY
Statistics on Teens in America
PBS Documentary: The Truth Behind Teen Culture
Facts on Youth Smoking, Health, and Performance
Some Tips to help you Communicate with your teen and others
Tips for Teens on Drugs, alcohol, and your friends
How parents can help kids make friends but resist negative peer pressure
[Discuss: Parent to Parent].........[Teen to Teen]


TEENS
8 Tips for Dealing with Your Child's Teenage Years
Holiday Myths: The Origins of Modern "Holidays"
What Teens are Talking About?



Prom: Not Just One Night of Haram
Why I boycotted the Senior Prom? Dawud Wharnsby Ali
5 Prom Tips for Teens
8 Prom Tips for Parents
A Father-Daughter Tipsheet on Dealing with the Prom
[PROM TALK: DISCUSS SOLUTIONS]

CHOOSING A CAREER
The Clash Between Our Children's Goals and Our Goals for Them
Thinking of Long-Term and Short-Term Future
Guidelines for Choosing A Career
Top 10 Industries: 1996-2006
Top 10 Occupations: 1996-2006
Hot Jobs for Women in the Next Century

TV AND YOU
Ellen Comes out of the Closet
Life With the TV: 20 Tips on Dealing with the Thing
Living Without the TV: 12 Alternatives and Options
The Truth About the Disney Company

GENERAL
Not in Front of the Children!
Contentment: Secret of Happiness

12 Tips for Childrearing

EID IDEAS
24 Ideas on Eid Planning
Letter to Teacher for Eid Break
Letter for Eid Presentation in Class
Some Eid Gift Ideas
Eid Gift is Better than Eidee

Some Thoughts on Eid ul-Adha

Comments? Criticism? ideas? Talk to us. Let's develop a partnership about parenting by sharing with each other:
PARENT TO PARENT




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