In the name of Allah; the entirely merciful; the especially merciful - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Because I love you.

In the name of Allah; the Merciful; the Compassionate - بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you - السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته




"You are not fair, mama", said Tazz, my eight years old girl.

Why don't you let me stayed up late?
Because I love you.

Why don't you let me have an iPhone?
Because I love you.

Why don't you let me sleep over?
Because I love you.

Why don't you let me watch that movie?
Because I love you.

Why don't you let me say such and such word?
Because I love you.

Why do I have to eat my breakfast?
Because I love you.

This list can go on and on.

Am I over protective? NO, I don't think so. I am just setting boundaries for her to give her security. I want her to know what is acceptable and what is not in our house. I also want to make her realize how far she can go, when we have clear lines.

It is very important that we explain to the child why it is set. As the child grows older we can introduce more boundaries to ensure she is safe.

Instead of saying no to the children setting boundaries is a way to make it sound positive.
Alhamdulillah, Tazz is satisfied and secure when I say "because I love you" when she ask why I set those limits.

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