January 6th from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM by Br. Mosab Nasser, Community Hall
Our Children, Our Future, Our Hope
Practical tips for raising our children in America
Parenting or child rearing is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, social, spiritual, intellectual and emotional development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Parenting refers to the aspects of raising a child aside from the biological relationship.
Muslim-American parents enjoy a harmonious relationship with their children prior to their teen years. However, as soon as the children become teenagers or for some complete the first couple of years in college, many parents face some serious challenges with their children to suddenly realize they have been deluded by the prior-teen years. Unfortunately, for many parents, parenting evolves around the physical, social and spiritual aspects of their children’s lives which of course are very important, however, they ignore the far more critical ones which are the intellectual and emotional aspects. In many cases this sudden shift in the children’s behavior, attitude and even religious beliefs comes as a surprise to many of the Muslim parents who are often not equipped to either understand it or even deal with it.
This talk will be one in a series of talks that will diagnose the problem, discuss the challenges and provide tips for raising our children in America. The Islamic approach for parenting will be discussed, while complimented with advise from parents in the community and experts in the field.
Mosab Nasser (PhD) is an adjunct professor at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston and a Geophysical Advisor for an international oil company. He is also a member of the editorial board of The Leading Edge magazine of Geophysics published monthly by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. He has more than 50 scientific publications in Geophysics and Astrophysics and has given numerous scientific talks at international conferences and meetings. He is also a community activist and a regular Friday Khateeb at the ISGH masjids. His interests include human rights, Islamic theology and creed, science in the Quraan, challenges faced by Muslim American youth and parenting including child psychology. He is a father of four (one daughter who is one-year-old and three sons who are 10, 13 & 16 years old)