Narrated Abu Musa “Some people asked Allah’s Apostle, “Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (who is a very good Muslim?”He replied, “One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands. (Bukhari)
As mothers, we are over our children. We are responsible for raising them. And they are obligated to obey us, unless we command them to do wrong. How many times have we heard of the one who is in charge taking advantage of the one he is in charge of?
It is easy to take out our frustrations, bad day or other problems on our children . . . they are helpless, weak and dependent upon us. But during our times of troubles, we must remember that they have a right on us. On the Day of Judgment, no one will be concerned about their mother, father, sister or brother. Everyone will try to save themselves. We don’t want our children to be of those who will take from our good deeds because we mistreated them.
When correcting your child for misbehavior, be certain you are giving them their rights. Learn the methods of discipline that The Prophet (SAW) used with his family and others. He used gentle means of persuasion, being a good example, and kindness.
Grandma Jeddah is the author of Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline your Muslim Child—And Keep your Peace of Mind While at It. Order her book or subscribe to her free newsletter at http://www.grandmajeddah.com.