When a person dies, his actions are terminated except for three; a recurring charity or knowledge that he leaves which is benefited from or a pious offspring who supplicates for him“(sahih Muslim #1631)
I have been real busy because of Eid and the holidays and as well trying to keep a very active boy busy and out of trouble 🙂 but al hamdulilah I have started homeschooling my older daughter, age 9 again and well learning with, advising and guiding children never ends and although my son wasn’t technically school age, he takes just as much (of my) time as his sister! Plus, i have a teenager now,(yay) So i have been busy and although in a really good article on what could be killing your blog, you should never say, ” it’s been a long time” I feel I must apologize and say that inshaAllah i will be posting more often and relevant, beneficial information for homeschooling and teaching our children, God willing! On that note, here is a handwritten list I copied here word for word, that fell off my fridgerator today i deemed so important ended up in storage for a month and in the new place, back on the fridge!
8 Principles of Attachment Parenting :
1. Prepare for pregnancy, birth and parenting
2. Feed with love and respect
3. Respond with sensitivity
4. Use nurturing touch
5. Engage in nightime parenting (co-sleeping)
6. Provide consistant and loving care
7. Practice positive discipline
8. Strive for balance in personal and family life
Tarbiyyah, tazkiyyah, aklaq, adaab, taqwa!
First of all, these are not MY personal ideas i condensed them from somewhere online I think. I tried to see if I could find the source because I thought I remembered it and i wanted to site the source but their list is not identical to mine but here is the site www.attachmentparenting.org and you may click on the right which should lead you to the eight principles. Also, i may have gotten it from a father’s blog that i subscribed to http://www.apparenting.com/ The sites I list I use and may be helpful but please keep in mind I don’t agree with everything they write and I am not responsible for what they say. Thanks!
Second, many of these parenting principles can not only be found in Islam but we have specific hadeeth from the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, (pbuh) mercy and messenger to mankind, that by his example or speech, embody these ideals within our actions, treatment of others and parenting. I hope to look some of these hadeeth up and list them here soon inshaAllah. Any of you are welcome to help me out in the comments section 🙂 May Allah guide us all, grant us patience, purify our intentions and reward us for seeking knowledge of how to better raise our children as contributions to society and teaching them to know Him for success in this life and the next. And to Allah (alone) is all praise.
“And I (Allah) created not the jinns and men except they should worship me (Alone).” [Al Quran chapter 51 verse 56]
🙂 Peace and blessings to the rightly guided and may Allah guide those seeking the Truth.
My brothers and sisters and all visitors, COEXIST and practice TOLERANCE!…..please! Allah did not create us in nations and tribes but to know one another. (Al Quran)