I haven't posted anything for so long on here, have had many things going on, had a baby girl Allahumma baarik laha, so have been pretty busy :) I wanted to share a very beneficial article I was just reading on cultivating chidren, what let me to read this article tonight was a search on raising teenage children, I have two teenagers alhamdulillah and believe me it is hard work!! I sometimes find it quite challenging with my son who is 13, there was a point last summer where he was going out practically every day with a couple of close friends of his, mainly to play football, but over those 4 or so weeks he really changed, from his speech to his attitude, it might not have all been down to going out, his age also maybe playing a part but it was quite a sudden change, and also I find that he's not very close to his deen as he was, he learns qur'an in the moque in the afternoons and complains about going often. Insha Allah I've decided to start reading through 'The path to guidance' by Ibn Al Qayyim (Rahimahullah) with him from tomorrow, and maybe a page a day of the translation of the Qur'an with hope that it will boost his (and mine!) emaan up a notch. May Allah guide us and our children, ameen.