Wilmette Institute Parenting Educator Chelsea Lee Smith and Marriage Educator Susanne M. Alexander recently published an article, “3 Spiritual Habits to Teach Young Children” on the online magazine Bahá’í Blog.
In writing the article, Chelsea and Susanne drew on content from Wilmette Institute’s online parenting courses. Keep reading for info on our upcoming (March, 2020) Marriage and Family Department courses.
The three spiritual habits are:
1. Praying with “Pure-Hearted Devotion”
2. Reading the Writings with “Reverence, Attention and Thought”
3. Reflecting and Improving
Read the full article on Bahá’í Blog.
Video: Announcing March, 2020 Marriage and Parenting Courses
New: Re-Connecting As Marriage Partners
Faculty: Wendi Momen, Riaz Mostaghim, Fariba Vahdat
Dates: March 9 to April 19, 2020
Sometimes couples can lose some of their connection with each other in the course of busy marriage and family life, work, and service. Participants will learn practical ways to build greater closeness, intimacy, and unity, while strengthening their love and friendship. They will also assess and improve their practice of equality, justice, and respect in their marriage. Couples who learn new skills and approaches can stay together for the long-term.
Fostering a Bahá’í Identity in Families
FACULTY: Chelsea Lee Smith, Julie Iraninejad
Dates: March 30 to May 24, 2020
How can we help children place love for Bahá’u’lláh and the desire to be of service to others as the foundation of their lives? This course enables parents to explore how they can foster a child’s connection to the Bahá’í Faith through developing spiritually uplifting routines at home, engaging in service within the home as well as in their communities, and aligning family activities with the current goals of their communities. Participants will be given positive parenting tools inspired by the Bahá’í Writings as well as hands-on strategies for implementing spiritual practices at home. Materials are suited for those with children 14 years old and under.