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Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home

Munira Ezzeldine and Noha Alshugairi, American Muslim counselors, educators, and moms, have published a parenting book for Muslim parents – “Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home”.  At a time when Muslim parents in America are struggling to help their children cope with the stresses of rising Islamophobia and a sense…

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The letter

For months, perhaps even for years, I had been composing in my mind the letter I was going to write to my daughter before she left for college.  I wanted to fill it with wonderful memories and maternal wisdom, with practical advice and big doses of encouragement. I wanted to…

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A Muslim and a Jehovah’s Witness Walk into a School

My kids’ best friends and their mom, one of my best mom friends, are Jehovah’s Witnesses.  There are a lot of things I love about that.  At my kids’ preschool, parents often talked over the unexpected challenges of parenting.  I quickly found that I could relate best to Melinda (not…

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Dear Elizabeth: Book reports and keeping tidy!

Dear Elizabeth: Should book reports be expected of elementary school children? Confused   Dear Confused, It is my belief and experience that when children are in elementary school, book reports are neither important nor advisable. The goal in the early years is to nurture a love of reading in children–reading…

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Salaam Nutritionals! Yummy, gummy and halal vitamins

Salaam Nutritionals is one such solution. As it explains on its site, the product was “born out of the necessity to address the growing frustrations from parents whose children were not getting adequate nutrition and not being able to swallow big chalky pills; we knew there was a niche that…

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