I have posted the parenting tips for Khalifah Training in my post entitled Today I Will.
I really love the Khalifah method parenting. I haven’t gone to any of the training. My first encounter with the Khalifah Method was from Ustaz Hasrizal’s blog when he wrote about the Khalifah Model School.
I love the idea, but the school is in KL. I know i cannot afford to send my kids to the school, and the school will take a long, long, long time to reach Melaka.
Then, i heard about it again on the radio. A lady teacher/trainer ( maybe she was Sister Shareena) was on air and she said anyone is welcome to come and observe the class in KMS. I love the idea to experience the class (maybe when i finally quit my job, amin).
I believe it is by Allah’s will that i stumbled upon mommylyna’s (from mysuperkids.net) entry on the methods she used to teach her kids. I was then, looking for more information on Khalifah method that is to be used in my upcoming ALIMKids Playgroup blog entry.
She wrote her experience on the Khalifah method,
Pertama kali saya mencubanya dengan Hafiy, masa tu dia sedang dalam fasa suka memukul adik. Cemburunya memang kuat. Saya memberitahunya “Hafiy, Hafiy adalah khalifah Allah, Hafiy dijadikan untuk memimpin adik, mengajak adik ke arah kebaikan, ajar adik, tunjukkan contoh yang baik. Hafiy mesti bertanggungjawab dengan apa yang Hafiy buat”.
Dan hari ni, saya amat berpuas hati. Syukur pada Allah. Hafiy tak lagi pukul-pukul adik, sebaliknya dia mengajak adik belajar sama-sama, meminta adik mengemaskan barang-barang yang disepahkan, bersabar bila dia sendiri dipukul adik dan sebagainya.”
The next day, i went back to sleep after sahur. However, my sleep was disturbed when Hamzah and Umar kept on screaming and shouting at each other.
I called Umar to my room, this was precisely what i told him,
‘Umar, umar kan khalifah Allah. Khalifah Allah tak cakap jerit-jerit. Khalifah Allah cakap baik-baik dan lembut pada adik.”
And to my surprise, even though that was the very first time i used the phrase ‘Khalifah Allah’ the kids tone changed immediately.
Never had i imagine such an instant change. And i never look back since then.
I will write more on Khalifah method, but for today, this is something to start with.
Gentle Reminder for Little Khalifah
Improving yourself everyday
Say only nice words to others
Spend your time wisely
Learn not to give excuses
Help others become good
Allah is always there for you
Putting your head to good use
Tell yourself about what is good and what is bad
Remembering Allah all the time
Importance of obeying
Think before you act
Have confidence in yourself
Love all creatures
Feel blessed for being born a Muslim
Removing the black spot in our heart
Be nice to your teachers
Do what Allah wants, not what shaitan wants
Spend your time wisely during school holidays
Beware of Shaitan’s tricks
Be good to your parents
Always be nice
Learning is fun
Importance of learning Arabic
Be Thankful to Allah when you are praised
Health is important
Allah is watching all the time
The Prophet’s examples are the best to follow
Being a good listener
Good behavior everywhere you go