Jump to navigation. What does it take for parents to get a teen to become a practicing Muslim? Sound Vision has talked to parents, Imams, activists and Muslims who have grown up in the West to ask what are some practical things parents can do to help Muslim teens maintain their Deen. These are some of their suggestions:. This means both parents must understand their children are a trust from Allah, and He will ask how they were raised.
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22 tips for parents on keeping Muslim teens Muslim
Murray built with SnapPages. On Parenting Teens That Struggle I will not name names to protect the guilty , but we have run-of-the-mill teens that delight and frustrate in equal measure. That is just normal. Parenting teens is hard. Every person who disagrees with the previous sentence is a liar. However, even though I am naturally an Older Kid Mom I recall the Baby Years and get the shakes , I also recognize that my kids thus far — and I do mean thus far — have operated somewhat in the middle of the pack.
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Part of the A Teen's Faith Series. During practice I kept thinking about what God wanted me to do, and I felt like I needed to pray for him. So I waited until most of the kids were gone before I went into his office and asked if that would be OK.
The fastest-growing religious affiliation in the United States is no religion at all. That has meant an increase in parents raising their children outside of the community provided by a church or synagogue. For Katherine Ozment, writing for Boston magazine, it also meant soul searching because, as she writes:. As ambivalent as I am about organized religion, I recognize there is something to it. Participation in a religious community has been correlated with everything from self-esteem and overall hopefulness to the avoidance of substance abuse and teen pregnancy.