Back to basics - Watering 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]
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 *Citizenship 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 citizenship character in your Muslim child.
But first...what is the definition of citizenship?
Citizenship is doing your share to help your family and make your community a better place. Good citizens are good neighbors. They cooperate with others, obey the laws and rules, protect the environment, and respect and authority of parents, teachers and others.
- Obey the rules.
- Obey laws. If you cannot obey them, work to change them.
- Make your school a better place for students and faculty.
- Make your neighborhood a safer, happier place for adults and kids.
- Vote and encourage others to vote.
- Learn about the various educational, social, economic, services and decision-making systems in the community and use your knowledge, talents and energy to make them function more effectively.
- Be a good team player.
- Be aware of the impact your consumer choices have on the environment and other people in other locales.
- Don’t bend the rules.
- Don’t break laws.
- Don’t spoil the environment.
- Don’t waste resources or consume thoughtlessly and greedily.
Mark your calendar! Next blog post: May 9, 2018 Topic: Caring.
Question of the day:
What is your way of reinforcing good citizenship with your Muslim kids? Leave your comments below.