15 tips for parenting a smart child

Hey there, fellow parents of budding geniuses! Parenting a smart child can be a rollercoaster ride filled with exhilarating highs and a few challenging loops. Smart kids can be curious, demanding, and may require extra stimulation and attention. No matter what the latest school report said, as you navigate this extraordinary journey, it’s essential to…

The Power of Patience: Islamic Insights for Parenting in a Hasty World

In a world where instant gratification seems to be the norm, teaching patience has become an essential life skill. The younger generations, in particular, have grown up in an age of smartphones, fast food, and on-demand streaming, making patience a rare virtue. But as parents and teachers, we can play a crucial role in helping…

How to boost confidence and build motivation in school-going children
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How to boost confidence and build motivation in school-going children

Teachers have a tough(er) job, these days, competing with more outside influences than any generation before them. It is becoming more and more challenging to keep attention and motivate learners in and out of the classroom. Boosting confidence and motivation in school-going children is crucial for their overall academic success and personal development. When learners…

Family Resilience: from Individual to Society

Cultivating resilience is an investment that pays dividends in the form of stronger, more resilient families. Waheeda Joosab The family, often referred to as the basic unit of society, holds a position of unparalleled significance in shaping the social fabric of communities and nations alike. It serves as the crucible where values, traditions, and resilience…

How to deal with children who perform poorly at school

Undeniably, the role of parenting becomes more challenging as children grow. One of the more difficult tasks is helping your child deal with failure. Early on a Sunday morning, before the holiday rush, on 18 December 2022 I chatted to Brother Faizal Suleman on CII regarding how to deal with children who don’t make the…

Teenage mental health

Teen wellbeing is the state in which a teenager realises their true potential and is able to cope with the regular stress of life. In this state, we are able to work productively and we are able to make a positive contribution to our communities. Teenage mental health reflects a state in which a teenager…