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My Toddler is Touching His Privates!

As salamu alaykum, Children at this age and younger do discover that touching oneself on their private parts feels good. Even babies are reported to touch themselves often by accident but find it pleasurable none the less. And guess what, it usually occurs around potty training time. EverDayHealth (1) states “Your child’s new love …

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My Sister is Good at Everything But Prayers

In this counseling answer: “So ask your sister what could she do in 10 minutes. Then ask her when she is with her friends, is she always happy. If she is not, get her to explain why. Prayers for your sister can be a way of taking time out and checking in with Allah, without a thought of what …

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As a Step Mom, I'm Being Abused

In this counseling answer: “If you are the only one “parenting” and the father is not participating in co-creating a family system with you, then you might have to back out/away and simply let your husband and the girls know that you are stretched as far as you can be stretched, and that they will need to …

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How Can I Teach My Child to Respect Elders?

In this counseling answer: “Children intuitively need and want those guidelines and clear boundaries even when they rebel against them. Explain to her that it is only when someone loves them that they will correct them, and try to help them be better, because you will not always be around and sometimes she will need …

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Failing In Exams, Please Help

 In this counseling answer: “Give yourself plenty of time to pray before studying. Clear your heart and mind of any distraction when you study or sit for the exam. Make your sole intention a sincere one, for Allah to benefit you and others. Plan a  bigger objective through your studies. Don’t make the degree or …

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Son Smokes Because He Feels "Stranger"

In this counseling answer: “We suggest that you sit down and talk to your son about how unique and special he is. Let him know that you love him and that Allah loves him. Remind your son that he does not have to smoke to fit in with this group of friends and that he …

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My Daughter Doesn't Want to See Me

In this counseling answer: “There could be so many reasons why your daughter is not wishing to talk to you, but without more information, it’s hard for us to give you any concrete answers. For one, why did your daughter choose to stay with your ex-husband after the divorce? Do you know the answer to this …

Individualized Education Program for My Autistic Son?

Individualized Education Program for My Autistic Son?

In this counseling answer: “Unless you have developed a parent-teacher-supervisor relationship, writing a letter to someone questioning their responsibilities when they do not know you very well will make them a bit nervous.” As salamu ‘alaykum dear father, I am sorry to hear about the circumstances that you find yourself in pertaining to your son. Far …

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My Toddler Asks: Where does Allah Live?

As-salamu`alaykum dear sister, The burden of raising a good Muslim child is indeed a challenging one, that’s why its reward is paradise, and the higher the degree in paradise you want the more the effort you should make. This duty is even more difficult to parents raising their children in the west where you have to …

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My Little Son Still Sleeping in My Bed!

In this counseling answer: “Babies sleep better because they feel safe and secure next to their mother, because they are more relaxed, and because their needs are met more quickly” As salamu ‘alaykum, Child separation from his parents is going to happen whether sooner or later, the issue is when and more importantly how. It …



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