Some lovely advice and some beautiful prayers from a parent’s heart for their child. Connection, both through touch and fruitful conversation, with one’s child is what really gives them a good foundation of love, which they can then easily express in other relationships in their lives. Their involvement and responsibilities in the active home life, such as participating in household chores and helping in the kitchen, also gives them a sense of belonging and self-worth. They become aware of their personal needs and are considerate of the needs of those around them. All this involvement and time given to the child allows them to grow into healthier adults.
Dear Child also outlines recommended prayers (du’as, suras, salaats) to recite as a gift from a parent to a child.