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Worried About My Daughter's Behavior

In this counseling answer: •Any small achievement and betterment of her behavior must be rewarded. When she gets a number of ticks, then you can give her a bigger reward. •Never compare her to her brother, as she is still building her own self. At this stage, avoid blaming her, even if she did something …

My Son Has a Speech Impediment

In this counseling answer: •Give your full attention when your child starts a conversation whenever possible. •Make sure that you have your child’s attention before you speak. •Acknowledge, encourage, and praise all attempts to speak. Show that you understand the word or phrase by fulfilling the request, if appropriate. •Pause after speaking. This gives your …

Sibling

How to Deal with Sibling Fighting?

In this counseling answer: “Sit them both down and explain to them that from now on you will not tolerate any bickering and that when they start to fight and bicker you will blow the whistle (or whatever you chose) and once that whistle is blown they have 1 minute to recompose themselves or there …

Weaning

Weaning Problems & Bedtime Battles

In this counseling answer: •Find other ways to give your daughter her daily doses of close loving contact: For example, hold her between your arms while reading a book, take her to the park, or just sit and play with her. •It is not recommended to let your child cry it out or withhold food. …

My 6-Year-Old: How Much Active Time is Enough?

In this counseling answer: “Your child has probably been at schools for one year. If your son is attending the kind of school that sees the child as an empty vessel to be filled with information (knowledge), with students behind a desk and the teacher forever at the front of the classroom, there will be many reasons …

touching

She's Only 5 & Enjoys Touching Her Private Parts!

 In this counseling answer: “In general, helping your niece to make the right choices means loving her unconditionally, because no matter what she may experience later in life, she will have the memory of you, and what you tried to teach her, and therefore she will have the means to find her way back. However, …

My Son Bites People -What to Do?

In this counseling answer: •Every time it looks as if your son is about to bite, be calm, but disapproving so that they can learn that biting another person is not an acceptable behavior. But remember, be calm. •If your son bites you, you can show (with some exaggeration) how much it hurts so that they …

baby

How to Play With My Baby?

In this counseling answer: “Stories: Your son is too little to listen to a long story, but you can tell him simple stories, with motions, and read short picture books to him.  Be dramatic, he’ll have fun, and so will you.Songs: One of the games I remember from my childhood is “Itsy-Bitsy Spider.”  Small children …

Kids, Reading

How to Make My Kids Enjoy Reading?

As-Salamu ‘Alaykum,  I’m not so sure the books themselves matter, actually, because kids like to use their own imagination, and they feed off the person reading. You should try and MAKE the book exciting by adding your own information, funny voices, sound effects, questions, etc. My daughter has some very simple children’s books that on the …

My Child Cries at Preschool Every Day!

In this counseling answer: “For some children, it helps that the parent stays close by for an extended period of time, to begin with. So, for example, it may be that for a few days you go in together and you stay with him the whole time so that he gets the chance to feel …



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