Spiritual Growth

Raising Service-Minded Children — Not “Voluntourists”

April 14, 2014
Raising Service-Minded Children — Not “Voluntourists”

Layli Miller-Muro writes:  Every thoughtful, concerned parent wants their children to grow up with a well-developed social conscience, with a love for humanity, with empathy and concern for others. But most parents struggle with how to accomplish those goals.  … one of the attributes of perfection we should all strive for, adults as well as […]

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Be Patient Under All Conditions

February 14, 2013
Be Patient Under All Conditions

By Karen Tucker Lynch  As a mother I would sometimes get irritated with my children expecting me to respond immediately to their requests. I was already juggling a full time job, taking care of the household needs, participating in my community, and – most importantly, being present and available to my children’s needs. Immediate expectations […]

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From Rules to Principles

December 14, 2012
From Rules to Principles

By Karen Lynch  When my three kids were young and misbehaving, I would feel flustered and frustrated about establishing and enforcing house rules. The rules seemed intangible and vague. At the same time, establishing consequences for their behavior seemed inconsistent. I felt lost and unable to give them direction toward the desired behaviors for the […]

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Terry Spratt on Modern Day Parenting

November 9, 2012
Terry Spratt on Modern Day Parenting

Terry Spratt, a retired educator who has taught internationally shares some tips on modern day parenting from a Baha’i Perspective.

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Baby’s First Year Gift Package | Embrace Virtues

November 7, 2012
Baby’s First Year Gift Package | Embrace Virtues

Especially designed for families with a new (or soon to be born) baby, this gift set offers emotional and spiritual support to families. The bundle is beautifully designed and draws upon virtues and character development. Each gift package contains: A series of 13 letters in individual envelopes.The family opens a letter each month during babies’ […]

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Choosing Words Wisely

November 1, 2012
Choosing Words Wisely

By Delaram Hakiman-Adyani Being a Baha’i has helped me focus on the spiritual education of my children as well as their academic education. My challenge started when my children started spending more time outside the home with their school friends and neighbors. The challenge was their use of words such as “I don’t care” and “idiot” all […]

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Time is Love

October 13, 2012
Time is Love

By Sara DeHoff If you want a calmer, richer, more peaceful relationship with your children, learn to see that time is love. In this society, we’ve blindly accepted the adage “time is money” without seeing how destructive it can be. I found myself racing through tasks to get as much done as possible, always trying to […]

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Baha’i ‘Tree of Life’ Youth Project

September 24, 2012
Baha’i ‘Tree of Life’ Youth Project

Baha’i youth from around Northern California and beyond gathered July 7-12, 2009 to assist in formation and teaching of children class and junior youth classes in Santa Rosa.

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Why Becoming a Baha’i Improved My Family Life

September 10, 2012
Why Becoming a Baha’i Improved My Family Life

By Venustiano Olguín Becoming a Baha’i has helped me improve my family life by inspiring me to develop a greater sense of unity among the members of my hybrid family. That is, between my children from a former marriage and those of my wife. The challenge here has been that our children were adults when we […]

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