Hafsa Salim waiting outside the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center in June for a shuttle to take her youngest daughter, Nura, to school. (Photo credit: Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist for The New York Times)

Muslim Parents on How They Talk to Their Children About Hatred and Extremism

The New York Times asked their readers who are Muslim how they talk to their children about these difficult times. More than 200 people responded. Many wrote about how they try to teach their children that terrorists do not reflect them or their faith. Here is a selection of the responses. How are you explaining these issues to your children?

I Have Never Punished My Child – Parenting for a Nonviolent World

(Original article: Anahata Giri, TRANSCEND Media Service, Nov. 30, 2015) I have never punished my child. This is not because I have some kind of freaky perfect child. My 8-year-old son is a normal child who engages with the world with a natural childlike intensity. This means he sometimes challenges boundaries by doing what he wants […]