i have been opening the classes up to the jr. youth for 2 reasons: we have a very small group of children who come regularly, and we have jr. youth who are sincerely interested in attending a 'Baha'i children's class' in addition to being a part of the jr. youth group. the entire group of children and jr. youth who have come to the classes is 10. some of the jr. youth who are in the group do not attend these Friday afternoon classes.
good conduct is emphasized more than any other aspect of the lessons. the most important result is that the children's behavior begins to conform to a high standard of behavior, beginning with good manners and attitudes toward each other. it is about being polite and courteous, kind and generous, patient and truthful, cooperative and honest. it is also important to me that they leave happy, that happiness is what the associate with a Baha'i class. true happiness is derived from spiritual behavior so i strive to make the environment both serious and light-hearted.
|kids made decorations for the Ayyam-i-Ha party in one of the classes|