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Siblings

What Is the Best Age Spacing Between Siblings?

In this counseling answer: •Spacing children over 3 years has many advantages such as spending quality time with the child without having to take care of others, the mom’s body is healed from childbirth; costs and needs are lower; and parents may have more quality time to spend with each other to retain that closeness and reduce stress …

Parents Don't Allow Me to Go out with Friends

In this counseling answer: •This is an issue that needs to be handled with understanding and with a great level of trust between you and your parents. •You could attempt to pinpoint the source of your parent’s hesitation and work to address those issues specifically. •Be prepared to compromise and be prepared to take a …

Suicide

Thinking of Committing Suicide after Rape

In this counseling answer: “While suicide is haram and a very desperate and sad way for a girl to escape these horrors, rape and torture is haram as well. Communities must come together and form coalitions, groups of defenders. That is to say that these girls should be protected by the men (and women) of the community.” …

Husband Doesn't Fast, Will He Spoil My Kids?

Husband Doesn't Fast, Will He Spoil My Kids?

In this counseling answer: •As long as the children have been rooted in Islamic activities, insha’Allah they will not be “spoiled” by their father’s lack of practicing. • They may indeed, one day, encourage him in a loving way to practice as well.” As salamu alaykum sister, May Allah reward you for your diligence in …

Unable to Deal with Teenage Son after Divorce

Unable to Deal with Teenage Son after Divorce

In this counseling answer: •You have to have patience and help your son any way you can, beginning with therapy. •Islamic counseling from your local mosque or a good young Muslim group in your local mosques example; youth halaqa (circle) or Young Muslims (YM). •I also recommend that you and the other kids go for family therapy. •Make …

Fasting Is Extremely Difficult for My Daughter, How to Help?

Fasting Is Extremely Difficult for My Daughter, How to Help?

In this counseling answer: •I kindly suggest that when she gets tired, divert her attention with something fun or invigorating that will take her attention off of her fatigue and place it on another interest. •You may have to do this many times to condition her mind and body and strengthen her resolve. After Iftar, …

Paralyzed Son Needs More Care than I Can Give

Paralyzed Son Needs More Care than I Can Give

In this counseling answer: •It is time you got your other sons involved. Help them to understand the needs of your physically disabled son. Show them what they can do after all, he is also their brother. •Encourage each of his brothers to take responsibility for his bathing, going to the toilet and eating. •You …

How to Get My Kids Away From Video Games In Ramadan?

How to Get My Kids Away From Video Games In Ramadan?

In this counseling answer: •Firstly, explain to them why you want to reduce their time in these activities, i.e. to give more time to worship Allah during this holy month. Let them know that it’s not a punishment, but is for their own good. •Empowering them and involving them in the process will also place …

Swimming

My Daughter Refuses to Attend her Swimming Classes!

In this counseling answer: •Try to find out what may have happened at swimming classes. •Perhaps talk to the teacher to see if she became afraid of doing a certain lesson if she was teased or dunked underwater by one of her classmates. •I would not recommend forcing her sister especially as she has such …

When to Start Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods?

When to Start Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods?

In this counseling answer: “Around 9 months old, the baby will be willing to either transition to a bottle, or, like my first baby, just start using a cup. When the baby gets a few teeth, you can put some soft cooked broccoli, or vegetables, or other healthy food chopped up into small bites on …



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