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Using Cognitive Behavioral Theory to be a Happier Muslim

Sometimes we can’t seem to get negative thoughts out of our heads. In this case, it’s important to just take positive actions in spite of your thoughts. Positive actions will show your mind who is boss! They will make you feel better because you did something rather than just wallowing in the negative thinking. Positive actions involve taking baby steps to achieve a goal, consulting with another person for ideas, or just exercising.

6 Tips to Raise Emotionally Strong Children

If the parent mostly makes positive actions, the child will perceive the parent as loving. The ideal positive-to-negative ratio is 80 to 20. Meaning, for every four positive actions a parent does towards his child, he can afford to make one negative one. For example, three hugs and a kiss, earns you one light scolding. If you make more negative actions and less positive ones, your child starts to look at you as an unloving parent.

6 Indisputable Benefits of Quitting Movies

A parenting tip: I think making kids read real life stories (prophets, sahaba, imaams, scholars, and other inspirations) is better than showing them fictitious story books which can addict them to more imaginative stories, to animated movies, to eventually real movies. I think connecting them to fiction is our first mistake. Let me know what you think.

Ramadan Ends But Hope Does Not

It’s possible that you have missed to perform well in Ramadan. It’s possible that you tried but never could you hit the bars like others did. It’s even possible that you have fallen deep into the woebegone pits and seems as though there’s no way out for you. We don’t have to sweep these realities under the carpet; rather we must deal with them.
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