Baha'i Parenting Perspectives

Baha'i Parenting Perspectives

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When do you first talk to your child about God and how do you introduce Him? What do you do if your children don’t want to attend the Bahá'í Feast? What should you do about celebrating Christmas? How do you deal with lying? Should you let your children watch TV? What do you do if your teenager wants to have his nose pierced? Should you go out to work or stay home to look after small children?

Focusing on the spiritual upbringing of children, 30 Bahá'í couples with over 300 years of collective parenting experience answer these and 50 other questions from their own perspective, using the Bahá'í writings as a guide. The parents deliberate:

  • how you can help your children develop a love for the Bahá'í Faith
  • how you can teach them the principles of obedience, trustworthiness, integrity, chastity and moderation
  • how to deal with school and peer-related issues
  • how to help your children understand the sanctity of the family and
  • how you can create a home environment that is conducive to the material and spiritual welfare of your family.

A variety of parenting approaches are included in this fascinating compilation so that readers can learn and develop their own style, recognizing that no parenting style fits every family, that every child is different and that there are a myriad ways to deal with various issues.


Author: Begin & Nima Anvar.

Format: Softcover book; 14 x 21 cm; 194 pages.

Publisher: George Ronald Publisher, 2006.