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Before Parents Can Parent with Empathy, They Need Empathy

December 28, 2016 Your son just throttled your baby on the head. The baby is screaming. You hoist her up, and scream at your child. “Why did you do that?!” He starts crying, so now there’s two of them bawling. You messed up. You overreacted. You already yelled when your daughter...

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How Special Time Works with Teens

How Special Time works with teens December 21, 2016 Special Time is a simple idea that carries a lot of power. It’s a highly dependable way to build and to rebuild a close connection with a child. Special Time is when the parent spends a well-defined amount of time one-on-one with his...

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Violent Rage Doesn't Just Begin at Age 20

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 I've been besieged by parents wondering how a young man could shoot up a classroom of children "out of the blue." Yes, it's terrifying. But kids don’t suddenly become mass murderers at age 20 without any prior warning. When a teen or young adult acts out...

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[Beautiful Muslimah Monday] Are You Holding Back?

This is Kathryn Jones with the Beautiful Muslimah Monday. Today, we are going to talk about whether you’re holding back. What I mean by that is, if there is self-doubt or something going on that’s holding you back from doing something that you really long to do, or becoming something you...

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How to Listen to One Child Cry When My Other Children Need Me

We have three children, and I must admit I do find it a huge challenge keeping on top of everything around the house, while also being there for each of them when they need it. Recently my husband was away for work. Bedtimes are always a challenge for me at the best of times, so I was (not)...

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When Another Child Hurts Your Child

Imagine you’re taking a break at the park, while your child experiments with ways to have fun on the swing. She’s swinging on her tummy when another child whom you don’t know approaches her and says loudly, “That’s my swing!” Startled, your child just looks, frozen in place. The demanding child...

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10 Steps to Stop Your Child from Hitting Other Kids

"Odd as it may seem, children who hit are children who are afraid. The fears that cause trouble for a child who hits usually have their roots in some frightening experience earlier in her life, even though she may not seem frightened at all. To manage her fear, the frightened child develops...

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[Beautiful Muslimah Monday] I’m Not Good Enough!

This is Kathryn Jones with the Beautiful Muslimah Monday. Today, we’re going to talk about that “I’m not good enough,” thing. The reality is, YOU ARE. You’re okay, just the way you are. Allah SWT created you to be just the way you are. And, that is perfect. We often, however, don’t...

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When Your Child Hits You

"For me the biggest problem still remains my own anger and fear when my boy is crossing the line -- especially regarding safety. He has hurt me badly so many times. I know that probably he didn't mean it but the pain sometimes brought me to tears. I wish I could remain calm in those kind of...

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The Key to Well-Behaved Children Who Listen to You, While Fully Respecting Them

Do you ever feel you have to make a choice between parenting peacefully and having well-behaved children who listen to you? Or having a sense of order in your home? Photo courtesy of Martin Durocher Or even though you don’t believe in coercive and authoritarian...

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