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iPads are the new nannies

    Children are increasingly becoming more comfortable interacting with a screen – the thinner, brighter and bigger, the better – than with their parents and families.   Constantly-improving technology has become a permanent part of our lives and is spilling over into parenting, socialising, communicating and even development.   …

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Top 10 reasons to turn off your TV

  by Mark Stibich   Source: TvTurnOff.org Muslimvillage.org   Turning off your television will gain you, on average, about 4 hours per day. Imagine if you took that time to exercise, give your brain a workout and develop strong relationships. Not only would you be adding years to your life, you would …

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The Muslim holiday bucket list

  Ebrahim Moosa – Cii Radio | 18 December 2013/14 Safar 1435 In the Shariah there is no concept of a ‘holiday’ as such, a recent episode of Cii Radio’s Ulama In Focus heard. Sheikh Mukhtar Raban, a graduate of the Islamic University of Madinah Al Munawwarah and lecturer at …

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“Clean Fun”

    uswatulmuslimah.co.za     School had just closed and all the children in the lift club were excited and making plans for their holiday. Little Taskeen barely entered her home, hugged her mother, gave her a kiss and asked: “Mummy! Please can I go?” “Where to my darling?” replied …

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Parenting Styles: Is Friendship Too Much of a Good Thing?

http://mentalhealth4muslims.com/2010/07/10/friendship-too-much-of-a-good-thing-in-your-parenting-style/#&panel1-6 “It’s better to leave your children self-sufficient than to leave them on the mercy of others.” -Prophet Muhammad (Tirmidhi) Today’s parents are struggling to balance the fine line of being best friends with their children while at the same time setting limits and enforcing rules.  Due to the “therapization” …

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“Rather Safe than Sorry”

uswatulmuslimah.co.za It’s the first day in the life of baby Aamir and he is wheeled into the maternity ward to be met by his over joyous mum. It is her first child and she is bounding with delight. She holds him to her chest, cuddles and plays with him, admiring …

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Guidelines for Dealing with an ANGRY Child

By Leah Davies, M.Ed. A V O I D Screaming at the child. Embarrassing the child. Shaming the child. Labeling the child. Threatening the child. Hitting the child. Hurting the child in any way. Indulging the child. Reinforcing inappropriate behavior by giving in to his/her outbursts. DO Accept the child …

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Television

  By Roald Dahl (1916-1990).   The most important thing we’ve learned, So far as children are concerned, Is never, NEVER, NEVER let Them near your television set — Or better still, just don’t install The idiotic thing at all. In almost every house we’ve been, We’ve watched them gaping …

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Disobey Allah for Sake of Allah’: Seriously?

  By Umm Zakiyyah-saudilife. “I’LL never do to my children what my parents did to me,” Salman fumed, kicking the ball against the wall next to his friend in the istiraaha. “They were only trying to look out for you, man.” Abdullah’s voice was low, partly because he didn’t want …

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Campaign:Violence Against Women & Children

Minister Lulu Xingwana (the Minister for Children,Women and people with Disabilities) in collaboration with the National Religious Leaders Council (NRLC) has arranged a “Focus Week-End” this week starting on Friday, 1 Nov – Sunday, 3 Nov 2013 to highlight “Violence against women & children” Various faith groups would participate in …

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