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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

How to Get Your Child to Graduate By Age 14 | MuslimMatters.org

How to Get Your Child to Graduate By Age 14 | MuslimMatters.org

8 comments:

Umm Omar said...

There was some great advice in that piece, but why is it important for a child to graduate so early? I know many homeschooling families strive for those types of goals, but I certainly don't. One of the benefits and beauties of homeschooling, in my opinion, is that we can take our time and allow our children to grow, explore, and discover, and experience the world at their own pace. I can't imagine having a deadline of age 14 (or whatever age) in my mind-that would change my approach completely, for the worse, I'm sure.

Nakia said...

As salaamu 'alaikum Sis,

It's true that you can take your time and let them go at their own pace. That is a great benefit, especially when some young children are just not ready to start reading and writing. My son has taken a little longer to get into "school", but now he's eager to learn, mashaALLAH.

There are exceptions though. I can already see that my oldest is waaaay ahead of schedule and that's without any rushing. She had a natural desire to learn early and learn fast, mashaALLAH. At this pace, she may finish around 16 or so, we'll see, InshaALLAH. If she does, there are always college courses online if she's not mature enough to attend or possibly learning in Saudi at an Islamic institution of higher learning. I don't know. We haven't made it that far.

I guess it really depends on the child.

Take care,
wa salaam,
Nakia

Anonymous said...

As Salaam Alaikum,
Thanks for putting this up. I wish she would have shared her exact curriculum choices, just because I love to know what people use with their children. I certainly love a challenge and am planning for my children to finish being completely educated at home at about 15. I would like for them to do high school and community college concurrently and then move on and finish at a traditional university. Without me pushing they already learn at an accelerated rate so I'm sure they could meet the challenge. But only Allah knows.

Peace,
Candace

Nakia said...

Salaam Candace,

how are you? Your plan sounds like a good one to me, especially the concurrent high school and community college. I was thinking the same thing, InshaALLAH.

Anonymous said...

As Salaam Alaikum,
I a doing good, Alhamdulilah! I am expecting a fourth child (a girl!) in about 3 months, so I am trying to get everything in order. My boys are coming along in their academics but I really need to focus on Islamic Studies this upcoming year, thus far they have really been learning thru osmosis. They just have been able to pick up from our daily lives but I would like to have more structure when it comes to learning arabic. How are you doing? Your children are making great progress, so it looks like you are doing an amazing job. I love visiting your blog because it has given me so many ideas. You are really a inspiration to me.

Peace,
Candace

Nakia said...

Salaam Candace,

you know, every time I type your name, I put Canada, lol.

MashaALLAH may ALLAH make things easy for you and your family.

JazakILLAH Khairin for your kindness, Ukhti. The Islamic Studies will come, InshaALLAH, just do a little at a time and before you know it, you will have accomplished so much!

Take care,
wa salaam, Nakia

Anonymous said...

ASA,
Canada! lol!(my children are currently asking what I am laughing about)...sorry for the silliness. Take Care.

Peace,
Candace

Nakia said...

Salaam Sis,

lol, just can't help myself :)