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Character Ed For Muslim Parents Part 3

Character Ed For Muslim Parents Part 3

Back to basics - Nurturing seeds of good character

You never outgrow the need for good character. Young people need solid standards, and so do their parents. Focusing on the quality of your own character will help you teach, reinforce, advocate and model the following:

  • Trustworthiness [add link to this article]
  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Citizenship

These characters above including [ethical decision making] from the basis of honorable behavior at every age. It’s not easy, but with persistence and consistency, our future generation will have the best character there is. We will continue our discussion with *Fairness and will continue to cover the remainder throughout the week. Here’s a simple guild on the do’s and don’ts when it comes to building amazing fairness character in your Muslim child.  

But first...what is the definition of fairness?

Fairness is playing by the rules, taking turns, sharing and listening. Fair people do not take advantage of others. They consider all sides before they decide and don’t blame others unjustly.

Fairness Dos

  • Treat all people fairly.
  • Listen closely to others. Try to understand what they are feeling and saying or trying to say.
  • Consider all the facts, including opposing views, before making a decision.
  • Make impartial decisions, using the same criteria or standards for everyone.
  • Correct your mistakes.

Fairness Don’ts

  • Don’t take advantage of other people’s mistakes or ignorance.
  • Don’t take more than your fair share.
  • Don’t let personal preferences, prejudices or other feelings improperly interfere with decisions which should be based on merit.

Mark your calendar! Next blog post: May 2, 2018 Topic: Citizenship

Question of the day:
What are your changes when it comes to teaching fairness with your Muslim kids? Leave your thoughts below. 

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