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My Son Shows Violent Tendencies

In  this counseling answer: •Whenever he acts out, stop him and tell him “no” and tell him it is not nice nor acceptable to act this way. •If he continues, set a punishment. Whether it is taking him away from the playgroup, taking away a special toy, or making him have down time-do it, and …

My Daughter Doesn't Want to Pray

My Daughter Doesn't Want to Pray

 In this counseling answer: “Children learn what they see, not what they hear. Since their eyes remember actions and their brains register pictures, perform your daily acts of worship (prayers, reciting Qur’an, fasting) and tell the truth in front of your child and allow your child to witness others also following Allah’s commandments. This can …

Mother Loves My Brothers More than Me

In this counseling answer: •It may be helpful to sit down with your parents and discuss your feelings with them in a non-accusatory way. •You may share your feelings of confusion and frustration with them. Just remember to speak calmly and to remember to listen when they speak. •Engage in soft talks with your sister, …

girl

My 4-Year-Old Niece is Interested in Private Parts

In this counseling answer: •She is learning what the difference is between being a boy and being a girl. At this age, the only difference is anatomy. And anatomy is all she has to go by. •The “way she is thinking” is pure. Clean up your own mind, so that you can assist her and …

stepdaughter

My Dilemma with a Violent Stepdaughter

In this counseling answer: •It is, of course, very unhealthy for you to feel this way about your stepdaughter, and I suggest you approach the psychologist to find out about any support groups. •Share this with your husband. You are not alone and this is becoming an increasing, common problem. It’s something you cannot really manage …

Step son

Sick of My 13-Year-Old Stepson

In this counseling answer: •First, if you cannot talk to him or find someone who can talk to him, you should consult a doctor; the boy might be depressed. •Second, you can enroll him in sports and youth activities where he can make friends of his age, preferably Muslim ones as well as let out …

Son

My Son Is Attached to His Nanny

In this counseling answer: •To build an attachment with your baby, try to send your nanny to visit a friend of yours or a relative one weekend, and spend this time with your baby by yourself, feeding him and playing with him. •In the beginning, this might be hard for both you and your baby, but …

Sassy, Daughter

What to Do With My Sassy Daughter?

In this counseling answer: •All the children start to come up with silly behavior to attract attention to themselves. So, the mother should control her temper when her daughter does something silly. •Talk to her as a responsible person, befriend her daughter, observe a good diet for her, control what TV programs she watches.  As-salamu …

step sister

My Father Prefers Step Sister Over Me, Help!

In this counseling answer: •Listen to your father concerning his requests, treat your sister like you would any sister and make dua that your dad does the right thing in regards to the true identity of his adopted daughter. •Try to exert mercy, forgiveness and patience. •It is not your adopted sister’s fault, but rather a bad …

Mother-in-law

Mother-in-Law's Rule: OK!

 In this counseling answer: Moving out and living alone and separate from her is a good way of setting your boundaries such that when you go back to her house you are more readily available to her needs. •Try to do things in your own home and on your own time that give you joy.  …



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