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Parenting 8-15

An Islamic framework for parenting children in the 8 – 15 years

مَثَلُ الَّذِي يَتَعَلَّمُ الْعِلْمَ فِي صِغَرِهِ كَالنَّقْشِ‏ عَلَى‏ الْحَجَرِ وَ مَثَلُ الَّذِي يَتَعَلَّمُ الْعِلْمَ فِي‏كِبَرِهِ كَالَّذِي يَكْتُبُعَلَى الْمَاءِ

The example of the one who learns in his childhood is like the example of the carving into a stone. And the example of the one who learns in his old age, is like the example of the one who writes on water.” – Prophet Muḥammad (ṣ)


Family Meetings

Family Meetings

A family meeting may sound boring, formal, and uninspired.  Yet, done correctly, family meetings can have a wholly galvanizing effect, bringing family members closer together, living more harmoniously, being a source of support for one another and growing and learning as a unit. Imām ʿAlī (ʿa) has said “There is no backing [and support that is stronger and] more reliable than consultation (or consulting one another).

Laila Chooses Ḥijāb

Laila Chooses Ḥijāb

[Pictured: A young girl, Laila, smiling, wearing a navy-blue ḥijāb] Bright eyes and a beaming smile. This is how Laila looked when she donned her navy-blue ḥijāb to school for the very first time on her ninth birthday. Surrounded by an environment that stigmatizes not...

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Upcoming Research Project

Kisa Family is conducting research in collaboration with scholars to answer frequently asked questions in our community. These questions come from you! So, send in any questions on which you need clarity!

  • How to explain gender and gender identity
  • How to help your pre-teen/teenager deal with peer pressure
  • How to encourage your child to keep good friends
  • How to vet what your child consumes on tv/internet
  • Should I give my pre-teen/teenager a cell phone
  • Explaining puberty to your pre-teen/teenager
  • How to create a hijab starter kit