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Friday, November 21, 2014

"Yes" Can be Best By Grandma Jeddah

"Yes" Can be Best
By
 Grandma Jeddah

No one likes to hear “no.” We all like to have our way and do as we wish. But of course life isn’t always that sweet. When possible, give your child an affirmative answer to her requests. Many times “No” is the easiest answer, not the best or only answer. Can I do my homework later?  If it’s a Friday and there’s no school tomorrow, why not let your child use a token from her star chart to excuse herself from homework for a day.

                There are times when “No” means “No”. No way around it. During these occasions try to soften the “No.” 

Suhaila:                Can Jamillah spend the night?

Mother:               Not tonight, maybe another night.

You avoided giving a hard “No.” You haven’t opened yourself up to a definite promise with a date or specific time for the future, but you let your daughter down easy. Hope is better than a hard “no” and who knows, maybe you’ll decide to let the friend spend the night on some other occasion.
If your child wants a special dessert after dinner, rather than “No” try “Yes.”

                “ When you finish your vegetables, I’ll make banana bread.”  If you are too tired to bake, you could fix something simpler such as a smoothie, popcorn or fruit salad.

The point here is that parents shouldn't be so quick to say “No” or discredit their child’s requests. Cooperating with your child in this way shows your child that you are not her adversary. You want to work with her to solve her issues--you're on her side. This is one way to make discipline easier for both you and your child.

This is an excerpt from Grandma Jeddah’s e-Book: Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child—And Keep Your Peace of Mind While at It.  To order her e-Book or receive her free newsletter, visit her at: http://shop.grandmajeddah.com/  or   http://www.grandmajeddah.com/subscribe-page.html




Sunday, November 16, 2014

[Family Life - Part 1] Tips on Building a Productive Muslim Household (From:Productive Muslim, By: Grandma Jeddah

[Family Life - Part 1] Tips on Building a Productive Muslim Household (From:Productive Muslim, By: Grandma Jeddah

http://productivemuslim.com/family-life-part-1-tips-on-building-a-productive-muslim-household/#utm_source=ProM-Website&utm_medium=ProM-Website&utm_campaign=Website-Interlinking



Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 13 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California.She is the author of, Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child--And Keep Your Peace of Mind while at It.  Order her e-book or Subscribe to her free newsletter at --http://shop.grandmajeddah.com/  and  http://www.grandmajeddah.com/subscribe-page.html

Insightful Quotes from Newest e-Book PARENTS RETIRE, PARENTING DOES NOT

Insightful Quotes from Newest e-Book PARENTS RETIRE, PARENTING DOES NOT

1.The status of parents was elevated by Islam, owing to parental care, sacrifices, and concern for their children, as well as parental effort in the proper upbringing of their children.  But unfortunately, parents have become more focused on careers and friends than their families."

2."Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge have failed to produce a civilization of conscientious citizens."

3."We have a generation of academically strong, but psychologically weak graduates."

4."Material prosperity in terms of high salary, huge apartments, lavish cars, and branded devices cannot provide a foundation for a happy family."

5. "Many parents are failing to identify their children's problems. Many do not even realize that their child is asking for emotional attention and is suffering in silence."

6. Children are among the most valuable assets of society, but if they are neglected they can turn into liabilities not just for their families but for the entire society as well.


Parenting is a full time, lifetime duty, that deserves priority - let's grab the reigns with gusto and guide our children into the new frontier as strong Muslims who are psychologically and emotionally sound, insha'Allah.

Purchase your new book here: http://shop.grandmajeddah.com/Parents-Retire-Parenting-Does-Not-143.htm


Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 13 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California.She is the author of, Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child--And Keep Your Peace of Mind while at It.  Order her e-book or Subscribe to her free newsletter at --http://shop.grandmajeddah.com/  and  http://www.grandmajeddah.com/subscribe-page.html

Grandma Jeddah's Book Reveiw: Everyday Islam: an Easy and Peaceful Way of Life

Grandma Jeddah Reviews 
Shumaysa Amatul Hadi Faruqi's new Book

Grandma Jeddah's Book Reveiw: Everyday Islam: an Easy and Peaceful Way of Life 

Shumaysa Amatul Hadi Faruqi’s Everyday Islam: an Easy and Peaceful Way of Life
You’ve heard it said many times before: Islam is a way of life. Shumaysa Amatul Hadi Faruqi presents a fitting display of this phrase in her new book, Everyday Islam:  An Easy and Peaceful Way of Life.

Everyday Islam gives examples of how every act we perform in our daily lives from sun up to sundown can be done in accordance with the teachings of Quran and our Prophet Muhammad (saw). The book covers useful practices we should instill in our lives starting with getting up in the morning until it’s time to retire in the evening.  Sister Shumaysa reminds us of helpful du’a we should make throughout the day such as when entering the bathroom, leaving the home, and returning back to our dwellings.

The book is clear, precise and easy reading—nothing challenging, just a simple reminder of how to place Islam first in our lives throughout the day. Shumaysa uses an easy going and warm style throughout the book. You feel like a friend is guiding you with gentle and kind reassurance that the Islamic way is indeed the best way to live your life, and it can be done simply.

I especially like her sections on childrearing and marriage. She emphasizes the importance of spending quality time with your family. She explains how time with family not only strengthens the bond of love, but it makes for a healthier family in general.  Indeed, those closest to us deserve our love, caring and affection most. She reminds us that having a family is one of the greatest blessings one can have, as many in the world have lost theirs.

A reflective hadith she includes in the book says that the one who maintains the ties of kinship is the one who does so when his relatives cut off ties from him—an admirable practice to remember.
Regarding the importance of marriage, she emphasizes what many of us already know but need constant reminders of— in order to have a healthy society, we need healthy family units which foster strong values. This is the type of environment which will nurture our children to become the”torch bearers of Islamic ethics and ideology”, she explains.

Everyday Islam stresses the importance of instilling good habits and manners in our children while they are young.  As we know, habits formed during childhood are often the ones that remain with us into adulthood. Reading Shumaysa’s  book Everyday Islam and using it’s reminders of how  to make Islam a part of our daily lives is a helpful guide in our endeavor to impri an Islamic way of life in our children’s hearts.

Purchase it here: http://www.amazon.com/Everyday-Islam-Easy-Peaceful-Life/dp/1502830779 

Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 13 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California.She is the author of, Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child--And Keep Your Peace of Mind while at It.  Order her e-book or Subscribe to her free newsletter at --http://shop.grandmajeddah.com/  and  http://www.grandmajeddah.com/subscribe-page.html


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

We Have a Winner!

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations and Mabruk to Brother Jalal L. He was the first to send in his answers to the Fun Contest. He wins a FREE copy of our newest e-Book Parents Retire, Parenting Does Not.
May Allah bless him and his family to benefit greatly from the e-book.

Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 13 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California.She is the author of, Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child--And Keep Your Peace of Mind while at It.  Order her e-book or Subscribe to her free newsletter at --http://shop.grandmajeddah.com/  and  http://www.grandmajeddah.com/subscribe-page.html

Monday, November 10, 2014

FUN CONTEST - WIN NEW E-BOOK!

FUN CONTEST - WIN NEW E-BOOK!

Come Join the fun and win our latest e-Book Parents Retire Parenting Does Not.

The First Person who answers All three questions wins a FREE copy of
Parents Retire Parenting Does Not. Learn more about the e-book here

Questions:


  1. List 7 pieces of advice Luqman gave to his son.
  2. Relay the conversation that Prophet                                                                                           Nuh had with his son.
  3. Prophet Ibrahim asked Allah to make him and his offspring                                                 submissive to Allah.In what Surah and Ayat can this be found?
Submit your answers on the Contact page at Grandma Jeddah's House Website - 
Peaceful Muslim Families. Click here


Saturday, November 8, 2014

American Horror Story 3-year-old Tortured, Beaten, and Murdered (Huffington Post, Maryclarie Dale)

American Horror Story: 3-year-old Tortured, Beaten, and Murdered (Huffington Post, Maryclarie Dale)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/06/jillian-tait-gary-fellenb_n_6116704.html

This is horrible. But the sad thing is that when parents discipline children physically, death can easily occur when parents lose control and hit out of frustration and anger. How many parents can truly say that they correct their child with hitting when they are not angry or frustrated.

There is a better way of disciplining our children. And it conforms to the way in which the Prophet (saw) dealt with children. It doesn't involve hitting, shouting or harshness. It involved, patience,  gentleness, and respect. (Grandma Jeddah)

Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 13 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California.She is the author of, Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child--And Keep Your Peace of Mind while at It.  Order her e-book or Subscribe to her free newsletter at --http://shop.grandmajeddah.com/  and  http://www.grandmajeddah.com/subscribe-page.html