Parenting Workshop:
Positive Parenting Skills Based on the Qur’an and Sunnah (extended)

Prerequisite None
Target Audience Parents, newly married couples, teachers, educators, care givers, etc.
Maximum Attendance We would like as many community members to benefit from the material provided in the workshop. However, a maximum of 300 attendees would be the acceptable limit insha’a Allah
Length Two days
Format Each day has two sessions of lectures and one extended hands-on session
Speakers/Facilitators Dr. Mohamed Rida Beshir and Dr. Ekram Beshir**
Cost Free! The hosting community is only expected to reimburse the speakers’ travel expenses (air tickets and taxis) and accommodate them in a modest hotel

**During some parts of the year, only Dr. Mohamed Rida Beshir is available to travel to deliver a workshop

Detailed Program – Day 1

Better yourself for better children

  • Covers a detailed self search process for parents to find out their sources of negative parental behaviour and how to get rid of them and replace them with positive ones
  • Provides many practical examples of positive and negative parental behaviours covering many areas in our day-to-day activities and interactions with our children

Expected time: 1.5 Hours

Get to know your child

  • Focuses on areas of knowledge that parents should learn about their children to help make their behaviour more positive
  • These areas include basic needs, basic qualities, factors affecting the formation of a child’s personality, and whose approval matters for children at various stages of their lives

Expected time: 1.5 Hours

Part1

Attendees are divided into smaller groups and each group is given a typical problem to analyze making use of the knowledge gained in the first two sessions.

Expected time: 1 hour

Part 2

Groups present their analysis of the problem to the workshop attendees and the speakers comment on the analysis and respond to any questions that may come up

Expected time: 1 hour

Detailed Program – Day 2

Helping your child become a proud Muslim

  • Covers the qualities needed to be instilled in our children to make them proud of their identity as Muslims as well as how they can be instilled in the children. Among these qualities is how you can help them increase in faith and be critical thinkers.
  • Deals with peer pressure and popular teen culture in the west and suggests ways to help our teens in resisting both negative effects

Expected time: 1.5 Hours

Islamic parenting principles

  • Focuses on various Islamic parenting principles deducted from the Qur’an and Sunnah such as linking the child to Allah, emphasizing positive actions, effective communications, providing healthy alternatives, and how to control our anger
  • With every principle the speakers provide practical examples on how to use them with our children

Expected time: 1.5 Hours

Part1

Attendees are divided into smaller groups and each group is given a typical problem to analyze making use of the knowledge gained in the first two sessions.

Expected time: 1 hour

Part 2

Groups present their analysis of the problem to the workshop attendees and the speakers comment on the analysis and respond to any questions that may come up

Expected time: 1 hour

Note

  • An electronic multimedia projector to project on the screen from the speaker’s laptop is a must for the workshop.
  • A classroom setting is recommended, with sisters on one side of the hall and brothers in the other side. A Mosque prayer hall is not suitable for this function. Seats are a must, and tables are preferred. Light control is required to ensure better viewing.
  • For the full benefit, both parents are advised to attend the whole program; as such a baby-sitting program is very much recommended. It should include activities such as coloring, games, story telling, a light meal, etc.
  • The time allocated for presentations & workshops can not be shortened.
  • The two presentations complement each other, thus both parents should attend both presentations.