Monday, April 28, 2008

Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting

1. What you do matters

2. You cannot be too loving

3. Be involved in your child's life

4. Adapt your parenting to fit your child

5. Establish rules and set limits

6. Help foster your child's independence

7. Be consistent

8. Avoid harsh discipline

9. Explain your rules and decisions

10.Treat your child with respect
~Laurence Steinberg~


Steinberg, L. 2004. The basic principles of good parenting. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Good Word

Do you not see how Allah gave the example of comparing a good word with a good tree, whose roots are firm and its branches are in the sky? It yields its fruits in every season by Allah's leave. Allah cites these examples for men so they may learn lesson from them. But the example of an evil word is that of an evil tree which is torn out from the earth and has no stability...

~ Surah Ibrahim, 24-27 ~

*Al-Qura'an, 1997. English Translation of the Meaning of Al-Qur'an: The Guidance for Mankind, Translated by Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam Mallik, Texas: The Institute of Islamic Knowledge