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Speech Delay

My 4 Year Old Son Has A Speech Delay, What to Do?

As-salamu alaykum, Children grow and develop at different rates. It could be that your older son will have a developmental growth spurt later on, or it could be that he has a more introverted personality. While you may think he is not attentive, learning or understanding, he may be absorbing the information, but not outwardly …

5 year

At the End of My Rope with My 5 Year Old Girl

As-salamu `alaikum Sister, Thank you for sending us your question. May Allah help you with your daughter and may she become from the righteous and the successful in this life and the hereafter. It is definitely difficult to be a parent. As you could see, sometimes children can be unpredictable! Human beings are complex creatures …

sleeping problems

What to Do If Your Toddler Doesn’t Sleep Well

It is hard to function at optimum levels with lack of sleep. As mothers, we may forgo sleep for reasons, but we are not really helping our family if our lack of sleep is preventing us from running the house or dealing with problems effectively.

Potty Training Is Driving Me Crazy

Answer by Hwaa Irfan  As-salamu `alaykum sister, Children at this age do not feel separated from parents as such, meaning that children do not necessarily know their own minds and assume that you, as the parents, think and feel as they think and feel. So, if you cannot understand what they understand, this can create …


Yearning for a Full-Term Pregnancy

As-salamu `Alaykum, Thank you for sharing with us your situation, and we pray that a child for you is not too far away, in sha’ Allah. We can imagine how much anguish you must be experiencing right now, so much so that you were unable to provide more details for us. As such, it is difficult …

in laws

How to Deal with My non-Muslim in-Laws?

As salamu alaykum sister, Often times reverts do run into problems with family as Islam is a very different religion and way of life to them. While I am not sure how long it is that you & your husband reverted, it could be that your in-laws need more time adjusting to your way of …

having sex

4 Year Olds Having Sex!

As-Salamu `Alaikum Sister, Thank you for sending us your question. You are right to say that children are curious when it comes to their body parts and exploring things that are new to them. It seems like your nephew may have been exposed to seeing some kind of sexual behavior (either through television or other forms of …

My Teen Daughter Didn't Fast This Ramadan, What to Do?

Wa ‘alaikum Salaam, I feel your pain! How to deal with teenage children who “act out” is hard. It has to do with our teenagers “individuating”, i.e., coming into their own as adults – separate from their parents. Your daughter’s issue is Ramadan, specifically, but you may have more success if you focus your discussion …

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Exams, My Kids, and Ramadan

As-salamu `alaykum. A child is not required to fast before reaching puberty, so give up any idea of forcing a pre-pubescent child to fast. As for exams, the answer will also depend on the school system. Is this an end of term or year-end exam? Or is it just a weekly spelling test or a …

My Husband's Sons Are Very Stubborn, What to Do?

In this counseling answer: Stubborn teens is a very common problem facing  most of the parents, the counselor advises to the sister that she need knowing that their kids soul and body belong to Allah, not us, so your job is to just make sure you do you job right, and the rest is in …

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