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Our youth have the right to be raised as God conscious Muslims. By motivating them to devote quality time to learning the Qur'an, you will earn some reward both in this world and even after your death and so will they. And the love of Allah will be nurtured in their hearts. So, get linking the Qur'an and our youth.
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.
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.
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.
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.