In this episode, we covered the following points:
Introduction – the Islamic foundation
What is attachment – difference between bonding and attachment
Why is it important – the lifelong effects of attachment on the child
What does secure attachment look like
Obstacles to secure attachment
Tips to foster the attachment bond
The 3 stages of the Islamic Parenting Contract
“The child is the master for seven years; and a slave for seven years and a vizier for seven years; so if he grows into a good character within 21 years, well and good; otherwise leave him alone because you have discharged your responsibility before Allah.”
Stage 1: Birth to 7 years – the child as Sayed The Imprint Period
Child like sponge, absorb everything as true. Period of attachment and trauma. “Give me the child and I will give you the man”.
Needs of child:
Bonding with mother...
A recording of a live session at a milad for a wedding. Please excuse the sounds of the toddler who really wanted to be heard :)
In this session we cover a necessary ingredient for a Muslim home - that of sukun or tranquility.
What is tranquility, what are reasons why it is so important, and how do we create sukun within ourselves and in our homes.
Here is a link to the blog posts mentioned in the audio
The Trouble Tree:
The 36 questions that lead to love
What are the differences between Religion and Spirituality?
While many parents focus on teaching children the basics of religious practice, it is important to also focus on fostering a spiritual outlook to life. There is a difference and what parents do, matters.
We outline how parents can foster a relationship with God in their children and nurture a spiritual perspective while teaching the basics about religion.
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What is the new reality for parents and how does this impact family wellbeing and happiness?
Parents today are trying harder than ever to be good parents and create a family culture that is peaceful and happy. And despite this many families are struggling with knowing what to do - what works and what doesn't.
In this session we offer a research based blueprint on what makes families happy. Some of the information is sure to surprise you.
Recording of a live session.
How do we practice kindness and compassion in our marriages? How do we stand in love and rise in love after falling in love?
What are the key ingredients of a compassionate and loving relationship?
This is a recording of a live session with parents on the 5 pillars of positive parenting and how we can apply them to our parenting.
We had a lively discussion with LOTS of questions, especially about managing emotions in children.
Communicating with Children is a resource pack that facilitates the process of learning about the critical importance of communication that is age- appropriate and child-friendly, holistic, positive, strengths-based and inclusive. We believe effective communication is a two-way process for sharing ideas and knowledge that involves understanding people: their needs, skills, beliefs, values, societies and cultures
Recording of a live parenting session
Mental illness affects the whole family and yet many family members are completely unprepared for dealing with the effects on the family and often do not know how to best support their loved ones through this challenge.
In this session, we offer basic guidance on recognizing mental illness, what to do and how to recognize the limits of your abilities.
Sometimes despite our best efforts what we want to say does not transfer to the listener. The impact of our communication is very different from what we intended.
What does good communication look like?
How do we develop good communication skills?
We discuss these and many other questions in this live session.
Recording of a live session in Orlando for Doctors and Medical Students on Communication Skills