Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Moving Past Adversities: #1 Dealing with Isolation
It's not easy being a girl in any society despite what the American media would like us to believe. From body issues to drugs to bullying to teen pregnancies, navigating adolescence presents the type of challenges that are monumental. And many decisions that young girls make in the time it takes to type a text message have long lasting negative repercussions even though our young girls haven't even reached fully maturity and understanding. So now let's pour Islam into the mix ......can you feel the tension, the misunderstandings, the tears (of parents), and the never ending questions and fears? I do because I went through it too as a young Muslima! How do we as mothers, sisters, friends, and elders help our daughters move past so many adversities that are apart of the tests and trials of life and develop their Islamic identities to become confident Muslim women?? Sheesh, Umm Juwayriyah, that's a tall order! Rocky Road ahead, any takers? Today we are going to discuss isolation and some tips to alleviate it.