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How to Approach My Disbelieving Children?

In this counseling answer: This sister reverted to Islam recently and she doesn’t know how to deal with her disbelieving children. Therefore, the counselor advises her to not pressure them to believe or even to understand. At this point, the only thing should be to ask them to accept/tolerate and respect. Just have discussions with …

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My Sons Always Fight, What to Do?

 In this counseling answer: •I would encourage taking them to the mosque and perhaps getting them enrolled in some recreational programs where they can interact with other kids more. •It is also helpful to teach them problem-solving skills while they are playing with one another, to teach them to avoid arguments and fights to begin …

My Son Doesn't Obey Me, What to Do?

In this counseling answer: •You ask him what you need in a very detailed way and make sure that he hears you as you speak with him. •Be sure to be consistant. Say what you mean and do what you say. •You may also benefit from making a behavior chart for your son in which you …

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My Daughter, a Witness to Violence

In this counseling answer: •We urge you to involve your parents and his, so that everyone is aware of your husband’s sinful behavior. •You have to protect yourself and your daughter at all costs. The fact that he sometimes becomes violent is enough reason for you to have an emergency escape plan should the need …

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My 3-Year-old Daughter Gets So Angry!

In this counseling answer: “In her angry moments, begin by coming down to her level and gently asking her what the problem is and see if you can come up with a resolution. If she does not respond to this then try to avoid giving her attention, preferring to ignore it where possible. This way, …

Son Gets Angry Easily, How to Control His Anger?

Son Gets Angry Easily, How to Control His Anger?

In this counseling answer: “When he gets angry, return your gesture calmly towards him and come down to his level so that he comes to see this as the way he should be behaving too. If he hears you talking in a calm voice, he is more likely to lower his tone and respond more …

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My Kids Dislike Praying,They Do it Only to Obey Us!

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest keeping the lines of communication open with them, not getting upset or angry if they trust in you to tell you things that you may not want to hear (such as they don’t like praying) but commend them on their good actions of listening, being obedient as …

What Does It Mean to Have an Autistic Child?

What Does It Mean to Have an Autistic Child?

Fatimah chats with a brave mother, Umm Ali, who relates her powerful and touching journey of both her sons being diagnosed with autism. Umm Ali’s journey with autism began in early 2010 when her second son was born. Her eldest son was just little over 14 months old. In hindsight, it was an extremely overwhelming …

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Why Are Some Gifted More Than Others?

As salamu `alaykum. Thank you for your several questions, which are all quite challenging. Firstly, I would just respond overall that we should all see ourselves, every single human being on earth, as being created to serve. The best people are those who are most useful to others. Yes, Allah has given each of us …

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How Can My Child Become a Muslim?

In this counseling answer: “At that age, much learning is implicit and comes from awareness; therefore, it is important to pay attention to environmental factors, including the behavior modeled by siblings, parents, and other adults. This is a form of teaching that is often neglected in favor of the intellectual method. Children will often learn …



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