An Islamic Perspective on Childrearing and Discipline

Thanks to a small number of Muslims and large chunks of the mainstream media, Islam has gained a reputation for severity and harshness. When it comes to the way we raise our children this can often be true, but usually due to our cultural backgrounds more than our faith.
myths of multilingual families

Myths of Multilingual Families

The key to learning languages in the home—whether one, two, or even more—is interaction. Interaction involves speaking and listening. In many intercultural families, however, children do not become bilingual.
10 best things about bilingual kids

10 Best Things About Raising Bilingual Kids

The best 10 things about going bilingual with your children.
make a pinata

How to Make a Pinata (according to my six-year-old)

Jasmin only just turned six but suddenly has the ability to do entire craft projects on her, from conceptualization to set up and actualization. Tonight she decided to just "make a pinata" after dinner. First, she assembled her materials: balloons, newspaper, a bowl, glue and water. She cut strips of newspaper, added the glue to the water and then started pasting the strips on the blown-up balloon.

Chirashizushi Recipe

All the flavor of sushi, with half the effort. A favorite with my children!

How to Reinforce the Minority Language at Home

Early on, I read quite a bit about language acquisition and discovered that children need interactive language exposure in order to learn a language. This means that sitting your...