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When to Stop Nursing a Child?

In this counseling answer: “From the simple mother-child relationship, if a child continues wanting mother’s milk, it is usually because the child is still in need of it either physiologically or emotionally. To disrupt this need because one feels the child is “too old” is more likely to have a negative impact on the bonding …

Building My Baby's Good Personality: How?

In this counseling answer: The counselor advises the questioner to read a little Quran daily as a habit, try reading it out loud.  Just read and enjoy and let your baby see how much pleasure you get from it. If your baby wants to see what you are doing, let him/her. Eventually, your baby will be …

solid food

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 …


MY 3-Year-Old Son Discovers Himself

In this counseling answer: •Brain research has also shown that this is also the best time to teach a child a new language; so if you would like to encourage your child to learn Arabic or somedu`aa’s, then this is the best time to do it. •Please make sure that you spend as much time as …

Sassy, Daughter

What to Do With My Sassy Daughter?

In this counseling answer: The questioner asks about a daughter who disrespects her while disciplining. The counselor’s advice is: 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 …


How Can I Help My Child with Nightmares?

The best age to introduce religious concepts is still controversial amongst the specialists. However, concepts of evil and the hidden should not be introduced early.


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 …


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 …

Say No

How to Say No Without Making the Child Sad?

In  this counseling answer: “I kindly suggest that you not focus so much on your child’s sadness when told “no”. You may wish to comfort your child briefly to assure them of your love, but do not give in. Your child as a human being will face some disappointments in life and your sticking to your …

mood swing

My 10-Year-Old Daughter Has Mood Swings!

In this counseling answer: •Speak with her about these things as she may be going through many changes physically and emotionally and may not fully understand why. •Chose a time to take her out or sit with her when things are calm and it is just the two of you. •You may want to begin by expressing …

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