A few tips sent to parents by AL GHAZALI INSTITUTE

Posted: December 21, 2014 by kashmirsufis in Miscellaneous, Upbringing of Of Children

3 unbelievably simple parenting ideas that work
1. Children need a minimum of eight touches during a day to feel connected to a parent.
If they’re going through a particularly challenging time, it’s a minimum of 12 a day. This doesn’t have to be a big deal; it could be the straightening of a collar, a pat on the shoulder or a simple hug.
2. Each day, children need one meaningful eye-to-eye conversation with a parent.
It is especially important for babies to have that eye contact, but children of all ages need us to slow down and look them in the eyes.
3. There are nine minutes during the day that have the greatest impact on a child:
the first three minutes right after they wake up
the three minutes after they come home from school
the last three minutes of the day before they go to bed
We need to make those moments special and help our children feel loved.
These are simple, right? Nothing really earth-shattering here.
But try it.
[Mawlānā Bilal Safire, Malawi-Founder of Al Ghazali Institute]

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