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Daughter

My Teen Daughter Took off Her Hijab!

In this counseling answer: •I would kindly suggest taking her out for lunch somewhere nice and quiet insha’Allah, and casually bring up the subject of Ramadan. When you talk with her, try not to be judgmental, it will only push her away further. •Inquire if she has had a change of heart regarding Islam and her faith. This may …

Tired of Yelling at My Children, Help!

In this counseling answer: •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 these two things a week. • Also, as it …

Teenage

How to Deal with My Teenage Daughter's Attitude?

In this counseling answer: •Begin to set boundaries and consequences. Find out what her interests are, or try to cultivate interests in the Islamic community by getting her engaged in positive youth groups. •Ensure she understands what is happening to her body and emotions as going through puberty and young adulthood can be confusing. •Talk …

sex

My 9-Year-Old Daughter is Asking about Sex!

In this counseling answer: •Tell her you noticed how grown she has become lately and that with growing comes changes. •Explain to her what to expect regarding puberty both physically and emotionally. •Share what you went through and how you felt at her age. •Ask her what she has heard about menstruation, babies and sex. When she responds, make …

Anxiety

How Do I Raise a Child Who Experiences Anxiety?

In this counseling answer: •Don’t push your child to do things that cause anxiety, such as demand the child play in a group or ride a bike if it causes anxiety. •Offering positive reinforcements for gradual expose to the things which cause your child anxiety. •Encourage your child to talk about what she/he is feeling; reinforce the …

Lonely Revert: No One Wants to Be a Mentor to Me

Lonely Revert: No One Wants to Be a Mentor to Me

In this counseling answer: • I encourage you to reach out to other Muslims and other venues (meet-ups, study groups, etc.) to make friends. • Check out your student associations and see if there are any Muslim groups you could join. Most colleges and universities have them. • Make du’aa’ that He guides you towards righteous, good …

Husband Has No Love for Me

In this counseling answer: • See a marriage counselor to get to the root of the problems. • You, your husband and children would function better as a family if you lived in your own home, separate from your mother in law. Salamu ‘Alaikum, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear …

Evil Whisperings Drive Me Crazy

Evil Whisperings Drive Me Crazy

In this counseling answer: • Perhaps you may want to look in other areas of your life and see if there are other patterns of intrusive thoughts concerning other life-changing events. • Seek professional counseling in your area to assess your depression as well as any other psychological issues which you may have. • Study …

How to Handle the Pain of Unrequited Love

How to Handle the Pain of Unrequited Love

In this counseling answer: • I ask that you write in your journal daily, noting your feelings, thoughts, and wishes. • I also want you to in sha’ Allah makes a list of all your positive traits, qualities, and aspirations. • I want you to make another list of your blessings. Read them daily. • I highly recommend …

My Teenage Son Ignores Me

In this counseling answer: •Ask him if anything is bothering him. If he doesn’t respond, just let him know you are there for him. This is the beginning to building trust and communication-his knowing you love him, and you are there for him. •You can also outline your expectations of his behavior, set boundaries and …



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