Parenting Workshop:
Bridging the Generation Gap between Parents and Teens

Prerequisite Parenting Workshop 1 – Positive Parenting Skills Based on the Qur’an and Sunnah
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 7-8 hours
Format Two lectures and two interactive sessions (case studies)
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

Generation Gap: Myth or Reality

This session covers among other things, causes of the generation gap, factors pressuring Muslim parents, pressure on Muslim teens and risks surrounding them as well as some shocking statistics in various areas such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, sex, and TV viewing.

Expected time: 2 Hours

Islamic Bridging of the Generation Gap

This session covers the solution by providing the proper understanding of the adolescent stage, teen’s environment, Islamic parenting principles, time factor considerations and the proper point of reference for both parents and teens.

Expected time: 2 Hours

Part1

Attendees are divided into groups and every group is given a case to study, analyze, and answer related questions using the knowledge gained in the first two sessions.

Expected time: 45 minutes

Part 2

Presentations by group representatives and comments from both speakers as well as other participants

Expected time: 60-75 minutes

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.