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I’ll Cross the Bridge when I Get there!

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za/ A few months back, the media carried the story of a ‘Muslim’ woman who was the new 100m women’s champion. The article also quoted her saying that she is working on improving on her times for future races. I’m pretty sure that every Muslimah who values the dignity and …

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Video games – Nerfing (changing) your Imaan

Addictions Anonymous P9:  Bint Ahmad Sulaymaan – Cii News | 14 October 2014/19 Dhul Hijjah 1435 Addiction is not just the uncontrollable habit of using drugs or alcohol. Behavioural addictions such as gambling, eating, exercise and now Compulsive Internet Use (CIU) – which includes video gaming – are very common. …

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12 Ways Parents Can Protect Their Kids From Too Many Pills

Huffpost.com We are turning our kids into pill poppers. The rate of ADHD has tripled in just 20 years — it is now diagnosed in 11 percent of all children aged 4-17 and is medicated in 6 percent of them. And the percentages get really crazy for teenage boys — 20 percent are diagnosed …

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CHILDREN AND THE CULTURE OF PORNOGRAPHY

‘BOYS WILL ASK YOU EVERY DAY UNTIL YOU SAY YES’ BY COLE MORETON Source: The Telegraph The death of 13-year-old Chevonea Kendall-Bryan has driven the debate on the sexualisation of the young to fever pitch, but what will we do about it? There is a storm coming. I can feel it …

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Weighing in on the spare the rod, spoil the child debate

“The flesh is yours the bones are mine” – Weighing in on the spare the rod, spoil the child debate umm Abdillah, Radio Islam Programming – 2014.08.20 | 24 Shawaal 1435 The CEFUPS Academy, a private boarding school, was established in 1992 with an aim of making a remarkable impact …

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‘Don’t let Muslim youth talent become latent’

Cii News | 27 May 2014/27 Rajab 1435 Often talent scouting and development among the youth is associated with sport. Talent scouts are usually out to find the world’s next outstanding young athlete. But for the elevation of Islam there needs to be a stronger focus on scouting or identifying …

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Teenage Years: Most Difficult for the Parents

islaaminfo.com “I never asked to be born!” “Stop trying to control my life!” “I hate you!” You thought you were over the hard part—changing diapers and being awakened throughout the night by your crying baby, dealing with an uncontrollable two-year old “monster,” and trying to handle a mischievous child, who …

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Generation of monsters?

Have Sweden’s permissive parents given birth to a generation of monsters? by Judith Woods Source: telegraph.co.uk Posted by: MV Events Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/10636279/Have-Swedens-permissive-parents-given-birth-to-a-generation-of-monsters.html My five-year-old is extravagantly furious at being thwarted. I have infringed her human rights by mildly suggesting that she turn off the television and put some clothes on. I can see …

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DEVELOPING YOUR CHILD’S CONFIDENCE AND CHARACTER

  1st Home “I got two A’s,” the small boy said, His voice was filled with glee. His Father very bluntly asked, “Why didn’t you get three A’s?” “Mom, I’ve done the dishes,” The girl called from the door. Her Mother very sarcastically asked, “Did you sweep the floor?” “I …

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