"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
-Charlotte Mason

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Feeling panicky!

I was just sat here finishing off online, when a thought just came to my mind, 'what if I don't teach my children properly, and they end up not knowing enough?!' scary thought huh? but I'm sure majority of us have had this thought cross our mind sometime or another. At the moment I really don't feel we're doing enough, and I think that's why this thought has just come at me, I need to put my mind more to the planning insha Allaah.

SubhanAllaah when you look at the big picture, our kids education and academic future insha Allaah is in our hands, it's a great responsibilty, and one that I need to be taking alot more seriously, I owe it to these kids, I can't mess it up for them insha Allaah. And it shouldn't be all about academics, their deen is so much more important, and right now to tell you the truth, we're not really doing any islamic lessons, I'm so not sure which resources to use, we started with these books, can't remember what they're called right now, but the kids just didn't seem to be that enthusiastic, and it didn't encourage me either. I have the IQRA books, and was thinking about starting them up again, I just don't have that really positive feeling about them though. I don't know why. So that's also something I need to get a move on with insha Allaah. Because each day is so very precious, we lose a day, we lose another opportunity for learning, I feel so bad for my kids right now, I don't want them to be behind, Dd(8) is with her Maths, but coming out from school last year, she was, and has progressed a bit more, since homeschooling her again, Allaahumma baarak feehaa.

Insha Allaah I will start working harder with them, doing the best I can, and at least I can say 'I tried'!


ummrashid said...

Don't panic! Just check around the Islamic education sites, choose something which you like and try it!
I have the Iqra books, but my kids find them a bit boring, and I don't feel that they remember much from dull lessons.
It does take some effort, but inshAllah there will be reward in that.

Umm Khadijah said...

Jazakillaahu khairan for the advice sis.
Been meaning to go and have a good look at the talibideen Jr website insha Allaah, I go on there now and again, but masha'Allaah I know the sister updates often, insha Allaah will sort something.

ayesha said...

You are right, we all have our days of doubt. But just speak to parents of kids who go to school and realize that they have difficulties too! We have started on Ad-Duha's ALP course, Alhamdulillah it is really good. I felt my eldest especially to be behind on memorization of duas and surahs but now feel confident she will catch up soon. May Allah make it easy and guide you to what is best.

Umm Khadijah said...

wa alaykum assalam, that's true sis.
I quite like the look of the Ad-duha course, but cannot afford it right now, maybe soon insha Allaah.
Hope u get along well with it insha Allaah.