Eps 89: Noha Alshugairi Shares About Teaching Positive Discipline and Being a Muslim

Today’s guest, Noha Alshugairi is a “citizen of the world,” a licensed marriage and family therapist who practices in Newport Beach, California and Positive Discipline Trainer. We are discussing positive discipline in the Muslim home. Join us!

“I don’t need to be preaching what Islam says to us in order to be teaching Positive Discipline.” 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

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  • Diversity within the Muslim community (80 groups, with differing faith)

  • How Muslim teachings align with Positive Discipline principles (building social interest, fostering belonging and contribution, understanding the belief behind the behavior, encouragement, mutual respect, kindness and firmness at the same time, short-term vs long-term and focus on solutions)

  • How does Islam promote mutual respect?

  • The concept of obedience as it relates to both Islam and Positive Discipline

  • Doing the best you can with the tools you have – how excellence at 3 or 4 looks difference than excellence in adolescence

  • The impacts of hanging onto childhood hurt in adulthood

  • What non-Muslims are most surprised to learn about Muslim families

  • Concerns of Muslim parents – how to protect children from Islamophobia & how to build a cultural identity they can be proud of?

  • Finding peace through focus on your circle of influence and stepping away from victimhood

  • How to broaden your understanding and support for the Muslim community

  • Connecting with larger groups as minority group members to move past stereotypes

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Having joy while you are facing life. It’s difficult because life is not smooth sailing.


Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home

7 Habits of Highly Effective People  

Where to find Noha:

 Website – Sakina Counselling

Website – Positive Parenting in the Muslim Home

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