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Stepdaughters

How to Deal with Over Dramatic Stepdaughters?

In this counseling answer: •Your overdramatic teenage stepdaughters need you. •Set your limits as to what they can and cannot do by sitting down and explaining it to them. •Set the basic rule for the “meeting” that each person is allowed to speak and have their say without being interrupted or any undermining comments. •Let …

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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 …

Biological Father

Should Daughter Know Who is Her Biological Father?

In this counseling answer:  •Allah will not judge you for anything you did before Islam and neither should any living being on this earth do so. •I think you should tell her gradually and be guided by her own questions. Just go very slowly, there is no rush. •When you start telling her, try not to show …

Daughters

How to Deal with My Husband's Daughters

In this counseling answer: •Your goal is not to be like their mother, but rather to help them accept you for who you are. •Assure them that you will work to build a relationship with them based on trust, kindness, and love. If by chance, the mother is not alive, then they may need to deal with …

Children

The Children Decide on My Marriage

In this counseling answer: “Children, especially teenagers often find it difficult to adjust to a new parent. Although it is a bit late now, we have to ask whether the children were involved in your re-marrying process.That is, did you prepare them for the changes that would occur? In your case, not only did you …

I Can't Stand My Husband's Child!

In this counseling answer: “There must be facilities in your region where you can have access to support activities for the child, and guidance on how to raise a child whose ‘mental shortcomings’ present a handicap to you.Discuss the situation openly with your husband, and come to some understanding on how you can both make …

Getting to Know My ADHD Step-son

In this counseling answer: •Islamically there should be no difference between our own children and those that are put in our trust, whether they’re our step-children, adopted or foster children put into our care.You always have to remember that you have to answer to Allah for the way you care for them. •In reference to …

Children

How to Parent Non-Muslim Children?

In this counseling answer: •Continue being polite and kind as well as providing friendly guidance where and when you are able. •Seek out your husband’s advise on how to best approach the children as well as try to plan family outings in which everyone can enjoy each others company and slowly begin bond building. •Please …

Husband

My Husband Favors His Daughter Over Me

In this counseling answer: “Try to establish a relationship based on mutual understanding and trust between you and the daughter and even between you and your husband. While doing this you must use more clear and gentle ways of explaining as much as possible. Then you can emphasize the importance of the rules to you. …



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