Ramadan Coping Tips for Muslim Parents

Written by Maarya Abwat-Johnson. Posted in Parenting, Ramadan, Talks, Tips

5 Coping Tips for Muslim Parents in Ramadan

Parenting can be wonderful and rewarding. Now that we are in the blessed month of Ramadan, how can you make the most of it and gain rewards for your parenting as well as your fasting. The below tips will help you make the most of this Ramadan as well as becoming a better parent.

Tip # 1 Approach fasting with a positive mind set and think of the meaning of Ramadan. It is not just fasting from food and drink, it is a time to think positively, be careful of what you say and keep your patience especially with your children. Make the intention to come closer to Allah, to better yourself, maybe to be kinder, caring and more responsive to your children. Motivate yourself to be God-conscious in everything you do and seek forgiveness from Allah.

Tip # 2 Eat well for iftar and suhoor. Do not overeat. Take in foods that are rich in complex carbohydrates which will help release energy slowly during the long hours of fasting. Include protein, fruits or vegetables, fibre-rich foods which digested slowly such as bran, cereals, whole wheat and plenty of water. Watermelon with fata cheese helps with rehydration and a half banana at suhoor can help to maintain a healthy body. Try to get in some gentle mobile casino exercise into your day.

Tip # 3 Make realistic goals. Think what do want to achieve during this blessed month. Is it reading Quran, praying taraweeh, giving charity to the needy or even smiling more, which is also a charity. Look at your day and choose a good time to do the extra things you may want to do to achieve your goal. Plan your day the night before and decide on which tasks are important to you. Prioritise what tasks you need to achieve first and how much time the other tasks will require. Link your action plan to your prayer times and set reminder alarms on your mobile phone.

Tip # 4 Divide your time into sections, the school run, children nap times, shopping, cooking. Be realistic about the time each takes. Make a chart of your day based on these responsibilities and decide the best time to achieve your Ramadan goal. Be mindful of snippets of time with your children going to and from school, and use the time to talk to them about the rewards of Ramadan. Encourage them to think about how the family can benefit, what each child can contribute to gain rewards by helping a friend, their teacher or a neighbour.

Tip # 5 Keep your patience, be aware of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Take control of your emotions and not to get annoyed with your children. Make sure you get sufficient sleep and think about how you can modify your sleep patterns. The days are long and it may not always be easy to get sufficient sleep, especially with young children. Try to catch up on some sleep when they are having their nap, even 15-20 minutes will help to recharge your batteries.

Remember Ramadan is a time of self-discipline, self-restraint and generosity. It”s not just about feeling hungry and thirsty. How can you make your Ramadan better? Take a moment to reflect on what you have achieved so far. It’s not too late for you to make improvements and become a better parent by the end of this Ramadan.

Updated Dates for Train the Trainer Course…

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We are excited to announce our Train the Trainer Course coming up this September!

Are you interested in becoming a licensed trainer to deliver 5 Pillars of Parenting in your local area? This course will give you the knowledge and skills, plus a teaching qualification, to allow you to deliver the programme in your area.

The training is to take place in Birmingham on the 10th & 11th of September and later casino online on the 17th & 18th. Those that are accepted for training will need to attend all four days. A small portfolio of work must also be submitted in order to gain the Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Level 3 qualification).

We are currently taking bookings on a first come-first serve basis and places are limited. For more information about course requirements and costs please contact Approachable Parenting on:

info@approachableparenting.org.uk

or call:

0121 7738643

 

“The Link” promoting parenting for Muslims

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“The Link”

Approachable Parenting, in conjunction with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), recently organised  four events across the UK to promote parenting within the Muslim community.

Events were held in Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester and London in May 2014. Each event was well attended by professionals from the Muslim community. During the evening, there were presentations from Psychologists, representatives from Approachable Parenting, and IIIT. There was also an opportunity to hear from parents and families that have benefited from the 5 Pillars of Parenting programmes. It was wonderful to hear the effective techniques that parents are continuing to use years down the line.

After the formal presentations, there was an opportunity to network over a delicious meal. We would like to thank all the attendees who joined us, most of them who still committed even after a busy day at work!

 

 

 

Comments from the evaluation form:

Well done, the program was perfect” Headteacher, Birmingham

I liked the practical examples of what you do” Director of community organisation, Manchester

The hard work you do is amazing” Doctor, Manchester

 

 

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