Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home


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This book was a finalist in the International Book Awards.

The Islamic tradition is rich with values that parents strive to imbue in their children: respect, responsibility, integrity, love and more. Parenting is all too often filled with sleepless nights, tears and anxiety followed by endless doubts: "Did I do my best?" "What could I have done differently?" "Am I responsible?"

Positive Discipline, a philosophy conceptualized by Dr. Jane Nelsen, provides a powerful model for channeling parenting struggles into proven methods that yield results.

Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home addresses real challenges faced by real families. This comprehensive book is essential for parents, caregivers and educators seeking to nurture a grounded parent-child relationship built on connection. It is a book of hope.

It invites the reader to:

  • Approach parenting in Islam as a process of love and guidance
  • Apply Positive Discipline tools to nurture Islamic values in matters of faith, relationships and everyday life
  • Empower children to be responsible, capable and proactive individuals
  • Address sensitive issues constructively, including sex, drugs, bullying and youth radicalization
  • Resolve conflicts by focusing on solutions rather than punishments

Authors Noha Alshugairi and Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine share timeless principles, describe 49 effective parenting tools and guide through various parenting challenges. Their experience spans all stages of development from birth to adulthood. The authors masterfully transform theoretical Islamic principles into living realities.

About the Authors

Noha Alshugairi received her M.S. in Counseling (2007) from California State University, Fullerton, and her B.A. in Zoology (1986) from Rutgers University. She is currently a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in California. In addition, she is a certified Positive Discipline Trainer.

Noha strongly believes that a nurturing, empowering adult-child relationship is at the core of a strong community. Hence, she has become an advocate of parenting classes and teacher training focused on connection and encouragement. While her philosophy is grounded in Islam, she has found in Positive Discipline a practical down-to-earth method to teach this philosophy. Since becoming a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer in 2008, she facilitated school-wide trainings and conducted parenting workshops.

Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine is a professional counselor and an award-winning author of the books: Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home and Before the Wedding: Questions for Muslims to Ask Before Getting Married. She lives in California with her husband and three children.

Authors: Noha Alshugairi & Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine
Format: Paperback
Pages: 439
Publisher: Izza Publishing
Published: 2017
Dimensions: 15 x 22.8 x 2.5cm
ISBN: 9780974295053

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