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A child asks... Divorce? Does that mean broken home?

Posted by Shireen Patel on 3/28/2017 to Parenting
A child asks... Divorce? Does that mean broken home?
Parents divorced and child has heard references to being from a broken home or having a broken home, they ask, is it true?

The Game Plan – Putting Parenting Together (step 3 of 3 )

Posted by Shireen Patel on 2/23/2017 to Parenting
The Game Plan – Putting Parenting Together (step 3 of 3 )
This article discusses the 3rd step I feel is essential in raising an obedient child. Without this last foundational step in place efforts will seize to produce strong results, wa Allahu Alam. Herein I outline, and summarize the road for Muslim parents to take in their quest to purposely parent and raise a righteous child, Insha'Allah. 

The Game Plan – Purposely Parent ( step 2 of 3)

Posted by Shireen Patel on 2/16/2017 to Parenting
The Game Plan – Purposely Parent  ( step 2 of 3)
In step one of our three part parenting articles discussing raising an obedient child, I speak of the need to set standards of expectations. In step 2, we move from clear objectives, to practical application that is meant to add value and purpose in the lives of our children. Parenting with purpose means it's time to get to work. 

The Game Plan - Simplifying Muslim Parenting (step 1 of 3)

Posted by Shireen Patel on 2/3/2017 to Parenting
The Game Plan -  Simplifying Muslim Parenting (step 1 of 3)
This article discusses the first step (out of three) on how to raise an "obedient" Muslim child, of course that's only after I clarify what I mean by that. Three steps, nurtured and attended to, I believe is the simple yet effective way to instill the values we hope our children will go up with, Insha'Allah

Yours. Mine. Ours. - Uh, What?!

Posted by Shireen Patel on 1/16/2017 to Self Help
Yours. Mine. Ours. - Uh, What?!
Yours.Mine.Ours. - the MuslimChild.ca slogan. A slogan that can leave many with a scrunched up face, wondering "what that's all about?", and how exactly it fits. Rest assured, there was thought that went behind it. Here I get a bit personal and share my path and thoughts, with a brief look into where this slogan came from, why it disappeared and where it stands now. 

Becoming Batman? How it All Begins

Posted by MuslimChid.ca on 11/24/2016 to Parenting
Becoming Batman? How it All Begins
Our world is changing rapidly and our role as Muslim parents has only been amplified. In this post we journey into subtle societal norms that hinder our way as Muslim parents, the need to motivate, the source of inspiration and most importantly the command to rise. 

Ageless Parenting - An Alarming Realization

Posted by MuslimChild.ca on 11/15/2016 to Parenting
Ageless Parenting - An Alarming Realization
'Ageless Parenting - An Alarming Realization' discusses the the trends of parenting, which lead to a greater challenge in raising the Muslim child. This article offers an insight into common practices in today's parenting, defines the goal of Muslim parents, suggests direction of how to attain this goal and concludes with the bottom line - "the choice is ours, but the consequence is theirs."