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Sunday, 7 April 2013

The "I can't homeschool" niggles!

So, you have been home educating for a while, and out of nowhere, you start getting the heebie-geebies! Panic is running through your viens as you start looking at your kids and questioning, am I doing the right thing?

Home schooling little preschoolers seemed easy enough, getting out the playdoh to make letter shaped sausages, counting ladybird spots to ten, even learning the times tables up to twelve was a piece of cake once the art of memorisation was mastered!

But now, the world of grammar, long multiplication, atoms and Bunsen burners draws ever closer and it seems more than just a little intimidating....and you are the one who is supposed to teach this stuff!

You're looking at the neighbours kids who attend the local Islamic school and are thinking, well they seem to all be doing alright mashaAllah... as you start daydreaming about how you could fill your day without your little chicks scurrying after you everywhere you go!

Maybe the kids are not getting enough stimulation with me at home, you start to doubt as you nervously think about imaginary socially backward teenagers who can't adapt to the society outside their own four walls!

Am I doing the right thing?

If facilitating your children to grow up worshipping Allah Alone is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If taking responsibility for your children's welfare and upbringing is doing the right thing, then yes you are!


If protecting them from negative influences that can potentially damage their character and Islam is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If helping and guiding them through each of their milestones and being there to share it with them is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If encouraging your children to think for themselves and facilitate what interests them is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If giving your children the right to progress at their own level with encouragement and support is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If helping to implant a love of learning, a love of seeking knowledge as they grow into adulthood is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If allowing your children to study the Qur'an and Islamic Sciences is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If giving your children confidence and a Strong sense of self worth and belief without fear of rejection is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If helping your children grow into independent, responsible adults who can motivate themselves and benefit the society at large is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If helping your children to make good friends who make good companions is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If being able to bring the bonds of family together with strength and unity is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If taking responsibility of what your children learn is appropriate for their age, ability and values is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If stepping up to the plate and being a parent is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

If raising your children in the best way to please Allah, so that when the Angels are sent to start taking them to account they know how to enjoin the good and forbid the evil is doing the right thing, then yes you are!

Take a deep breath, and say alhamdulillah!
May Allah rectify all our affairs and make it easy for us and our children!

1 comment:

  1. Allahumma ameen. I can see myself coming back to read this post again and again... jazaki Allahu khayran

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