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Our children, Our Legacy
Dr. Kanwal Kaisser
What do people leavebehind for
posterity?
Wealth Property
Business
Empires
Charity
homes
Name/
landmarks
What we think about kids?
Our children are the
next generation and
we are passing on a
legacy to them—
whether for good or...
Questions for parents
For those of
us who are
parents or
grandparen
ts:
What hope
do we have
that our
children
will stand
...
Alarming decline in moral direction and
spiritual values
No need for
religion
Science
reigns
Nuclear
family
disintegrated
...
Parenting approach
Child oriented
Vague parental focus
Less direction for right and wrong
Focus of success is material pro...
WeLive In A Culture Hostile to Values
• Diminished respect for marriage
• Unfaithfulness in marriage
• Rise in divorce rat...
The LondonSundayTimesof November 1,
1998, reported
“According to Kay Hymowitz, author of a book on
tweens [an age group be...
Raising Godly Children In An
Ungodly World
We Live In A Culture Hostile to Godly Values
Television, movie, and music indus...
What parents need…..
Recapture a strong
sense of values and
beliefs
Teach their offspring
so as to benefit them
and succee...
Think About It …
What are things that are strong or significant
influences on children and young people in our
society?
Back tobasics
Become a good coach in their decisions.
Counsel with an open heart, an open mind, and an open Bible
Mentor, using your lif...
Right Foundation
What is the purpose of the foundation of a building?
Why would we need a spiritual foundation?
Advice of Luqman to his sons
Listen for ways we should
communicatewith our children
Share Your Life Message
What kind of Quranic truths or principles
might be taught in this situation?
Share Your Life Message
What kind of Quranic truths or principles might be
taught in this situation?
Share Your Life Message
What kind of Quranic truths or principles might be
taught in this situation?
Keep Your Focus
Teach Them How To Love By Loving
Them
To love them
is to value
them
Teach ThemGod’s Word
Begin teaching
them the Quran
early
Teach them
“diligently” –
keeping it before
them at all times
Tea...
Discipline Them Properly
This includes positive teaching and training – teaching them to
respect authority
Teach them to t...
Regulate Their Friends
Do not be deceived into thinking that worldly friends
will not negatively influence your child. Chi...
Dress Them Appropriately
Teach them
the meaning
and
importance
of modesty
Like it or not,
clothing
sends a
message
Get Them Involved In Good Deeds
Getting them
involved in
helping others
consistently
will train them
to be conscious
of ot...
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Building a Legacy

Parenting, How can you build a legacy by Dr. Kanwal Kaisser

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Building a Legacy

  1. 1. Our children, Our Legacy Dr. Kanwal Kaisser
  2. 2. What do people leavebehind for posterity? Wealth Property Business Empires Charity homes Name/ landmarks
  3. 3. What we think about kids? Our children are the next generation and we are passing on a legacy to them— whether for good or for ill.
  4. 4. Questions for parents For those of us who are parents or grandparen ts: What hope do we have that our children will stand by their faith? Live by their values? What are you counting on? What are you hoping in— that will produce relationally healthy, followers of God?
  5. 5. Alarming decline in moral direction and spiritual values No need for religion Science reigns Nuclear family disintegrated Society is competitive and materialistic
  6. 6. Parenting approach Child oriented Vague parental focus Less direction for right and wrong Focus of success is material prosperity Changes in culture and society have been so gradual that the human mind has not always detected them
  7. 7. WeLive In A Culture Hostile to Values • Diminished respect for marriage • Unfaithfulness in marriage • Rise in divorce rates • Destroying gender role distinctions • Distractions - Busy mom’s and dad’s • More focus on the secular than the holy The world’s attack on the family
  8. 8. The LondonSundayTimesof November 1, 1998, reported “According to Kay Hymowitz, author of a book on tweens [an age group between childhood and adolescence]... busy parents are spending less time with their children—so television, magazines and peers at school are becoming more significant influences on children's lives. ‘It's a very disturbing trend’ [Hymowitz] said. ‘Parental absence, the market and the peer group form a vicious circle that works to distort the development of youngsters.’”
  9. 9. Raising Godly Children In An Ungodly World We Live In A Culture Hostile to Godly Values Television, movie, and music industries glorify immorality of all kinds – especially sexual sins., while ridiculing godliness Government education promotes immorality and tolerance for every form of ungodliness – while forbidding exhibitions of faith in Christ - Naturalistic Evolution and humanism are taught in public schools at every level -
  10. 10. What parents need….. Recapture a strong sense of values and beliefs Teach their offspring so as to benefit them and succeeding generations.
  11. 11. Think About It … What are things that are strong or significant influences on children and young people in our society?
  12. 12. Back tobasics
  13. 13. Become a good coach in their decisions. Counsel with an open heart, an open mind, and an open Bible Mentor, using your life as an example Be a friend for life
  14. 14. Right Foundation What is the purpose of the foundation of a building? Why would we need a spiritual foundation?
  15. 15. Advice of Luqman to his sons
  16. 16. Listen for ways we should communicatewith our children
  17. 17. Share Your Life Message What kind of Quranic truths or principles might be taught in this situation?
  18. 18. Share Your Life Message What kind of Quranic truths or principles might be taught in this situation?
  19. 19. Share Your Life Message What kind of Quranic truths or principles might be taught in this situation?
  20. 20. Keep Your Focus
  21. 21. Teach Them How To Love By Loving Them To love them is to value them
  22. 22. Teach ThemGod’s Word Begin teaching them the Quran early Teach them “diligently” – keeping it before them at all times Teach them by living it
  23. 23. Discipline Them Properly This includes positive teaching and training – teaching them to respect authority Teach them to think – discerning right from wrong Punish disobedience
  24. 24. Regulate Their Friends Do not be deceived into thinking that worldly friends will not negatively influence your child. Children may see it as intrusive, especially in the teenage years, but it is necessary – it is your duty to protect them.
  25. 25. Dress Them Appropriately Teach them the meaning and importance of modesty Like it or not, clothing sends a message
  26. 26. Get Them Involved In Good Deeds Getting them involved in helping others consistently will train them to be conscious of others needs.

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