I am looking for advice on raising my children to be well-rounded adults. I had to divorce my husband due to his abusiveness to me and our children.
If I would not have divorced him the government here said that they would take our children. I was raised Christian, but I could never understand all of the conflicting messages in the Bible or in the actions of those who study it. I always felt that to much emphasis was placed on Jesus instead of God. To me this was worshiping another before God.I never felt completely at ease as I do since I have been studying Islam. I find it very comprehensive. I am not consumed with questions when I read, only understanding.
Any advice offered would be greatly appreciated on raising children. My children (8,5,2) are my life and I would like my life to be successful in raising them correctly.
I understand the struggles that single Muslim mother goes through. August 23rd will be two years since my divorce. The one thing I am very thankful for is a very good divorce settlement. It has enabled me to have very little contact with my ex (who tends to be disrespectful towards me, if given the chance).
I am a mother of two (4 and 5 year old). I am raising my children as muslims as am one. My husband is Christian and not very religious. I am doing my best to teach my children aour religon and faith, but at times I feel at a lost because I don't have any other support to help educate my kids. I would love to communicate with you as one mother to another in Islam
salaam sister wow!..Ur story is quiet impressing...well I'm nearer to Ur situation only prob is that i have 7 children...personally i dont think that only Islamic values help...we have to teach out children all religions coz we live in a multicultural society,...certainly i agree with the brother below that Ur children would ape everything that u do...and taking them to mosques and Islamic classes does help at the same time educating urself as well...however i have found that not only Islam helps u should have some idea about child psychology..i suppose that in some circumstances I'm lucky coz i have study ed it...did u know that a child doesn't fully understand the difference between right n wrong until they are 11?...surprising isn't it!...did u know that smacking a child around the head is abusing/insulting the child...we see it happening all the time!...when Ur children are starting their teens that's when Ur gonna need this..because be live me...trying to control a teenager who's hormones are kicking in is hell so u have to know where their coming from as well...but producing an Islamic atmosphere does help.
I understand you delima completely. I too am divorced and have three kids that i am raising. My ex-husband takes very little part in their life, so i make sure that i do whatever i can do for them. I, alhumdullah, have the moral support of my family and without them i dont how i would have survived. If you have any question or want moral support, contact me, i would be more than happy to discuss many issues.
WHENEVER SOME MATTERS BECOME US PUZZLED.WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR BETTER CIRCUMSTANCES.SO I ADVICE YOU THAT WAIT FOR GOOD FUTURE AND ASK GOD FOR STRAIGHT PATH WHICH BRING YOU AT SUCCESS IN THIS WORLD AND AFTER LIFE.