Their time is different…

“Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; 

they were born for a different time.”

Ali ibn Abi Talib

The first time I heard this was during discussions on education with one my mentors, Shaykh Abdallah Adhami. His influence on how I teach and perceive what it means to be educated are immense. He told me, “Raise your children better than you were raised yourself.” I recognize that my parents did an amazing job with the four of us. I also realize that there are places for improvement, never forgetting the lessons I learned especially from my mother. I also know that the time that I was raised in is very different than the world in which my son has been born into. I must raise him based on that understanding. What do you feel are important factors in parenting/educating children in this day and age?

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~ by Omaira on December 4, 2012.

2 Responses to “Their time is different…”

  1. Really like this Omaira!

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