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My Daughter Wonders About Sex

In this counseling answer: ” Answer her questions in a calm and loving manner. Explain fully, what she seeks to know. Again, if you don’t, she will just seek it elsewhere. I would kindly suggest that insha’Allah you discuss the process of puberty, sexual feelings and the actual act of sex, marriage, and all the feelings …

Work

Father Does Not Want to Work!

In this counseling answer: “If your husband refuses to go for help, then you need to make a decision on what you desire regarding this marriage and explore your options. If you have a family you can stay with, then perhaps a separation will make him realize the seriousness of his lack of working and …

I'm Really Worried About My Future

I'm Unable to Concentrate on My Studies

In this counseling answer: “Overcoming your possible mental health obstacles and feelings of low self-esteem should be one of your first priories right now. Also, seek help from a career counselor and decide what YOU want to do in your life…” As-Salamu ‘Alaukum sister, Thank you for writing us with your concerns. I am sorry …

Sexual Assault

How to Protect our Kids from Sexual Assault?

In this counseling answer: “Some parents have their children take classes in self-defense which I personally recommend as I feel every child, person should be taught how to defend themselves against assaults or harm. Even if the perpetrator is an adult and bigger, at least a child will have some basic skills of defending oneself …

fighting

My Daughters Do Not Stop Fighting!

In this counseling answer: “For instance, instead of lashing out by yelling or hitting, teach them to restrain themselves by giving them an alternative expression of anger such as counting, walking away, taking a time out, or redirecting the anger into another activity such as exercise, writing, or talking with you when they feel anger …

Tired of Yelling at My Children, Help!

In this counseling answer: “I would also kindly suggest dear sister that you make a list of things you would like to do, whether it is taking up a new hobby, taking a class in a subject you are interested in or going to a gym to workout-make your list and commit to doing at …

Sheep

Son Attached to Sheep and Becomes Desperate after Slaughtering

In this counseling answer: “You may want to explain how Eid-al-Adha is a day of remembrance that commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (PBUH) willingness to obey Allah and that many Muslims sacrifice their best animal to eat on this day, thus making his sheep special. Assure your child that the sheep was slaughtered in the most humane way as …

kids

My Kids Don't Feel the Joy of `Eid, What to Do?

In this counseling answer: “You may want to take your kids to an area of town where the poorest of poor live during Eid. Instead of spending what money you were saving for them, have them spend it on others. Have them spend a few days there with the people doing acts of charity. In …

lies

My Five Year Old Lies to Me, What to Do ?

As-salamu alaykum, Lying at this age can be a phase which most children go through. It may be a way of testing boundaries or may be an innocent attempt to verbally decipher the truth from their perspective. For example if you ask your child “Did you clean you room” and your child says yes, and …

Siblings

What Is the Best Age Spacing Between Siblings?

As-salamu `Alaikum, While there is no “best” age spacing, it is basically what you and your spouse prefer as a constellation as a family. However many “obstetricians recommend waiting at least 18 months before conceiving again as best for the new baby’s health” (1). With that said, spacing children apart by 12-18 months, this will …



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