Discipline without Disrespecting
by: Grandma Jeddah
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Make Obeying Easier . . . Make Discipline Simpler
Grandma Jeddah was born and raised in Southern California. She converted to Islam over 30 years ago while attending the University of Southern California (USC).
When she first became Muslim, there were no English Islamic books that discussed the subject of child discipline . . . at least none that she knew of. "I had only my family backgound to use as a reference point in raising my children," Grandma Jeddah explains. Her primary means of discipline was hitting her kids. Over the years, she's come to learn of many methods that are more effective than hitting and scolding.
In writing Discipline without Disrespecting, she wanted to show other mothers there are numerous ways to achieve the goal of raising a respectful, religious and obedient Muslim child without spanking, yelling or shaming.
She is the mother of 11 children and 11 grandchildren. In fact, she's still in the process of raising some of them right now. The techniques she speaks of in Discipline without Disrespecting she uses with her own children and students daily.
For over three decades she has taught at Al-Madinah School in Los Angeles, California. Over this period she has instructed hundreds of students. As a result, Grandma Jeddah's wisdom doesn't come from theory alone. She has gained material knowledge as well as practical experience that can help make discipline easier for you and your child. She gives helpful examples from realistic experiences. She knows what it takes--and doesn't take--to discipline your Muslim child effectively. Her experiences with children have covered all the developmental stages of childhood into Adulthood. You might think, "But she hasn't experienced my child." Well think again--ADHD/ADD, Tourettes Syndrome, mental handicaps, autism, learning diabilities--Grandma Jeddah has handled these special, dear children and more.
Grandma Jeddah isn't a novice to writing about parenting issues. She's had numerous articles on child related matters printed in Sisters Magazine, Al-Ju'muah Magazine and InFocus Newspaper. In addition, her children's stories have been printed in several juvenile magazines including Fandangle and Imagination Cafe. She is the founder of Summit Garden Press, the publishing company for Grandma Jeddah's Library.