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Caught Masturbating

I Caught My Son Masturbating, Please Help!

In this counseling answer: •The approach you take in dealing with your son who is caught masturbating very important right now. I would kindly suggest that you have a heart to heart talk with him. Try not to be accusatory and punitive although it may be hard, as this will only push him away. •You …

non-Musim in-laws

Leaving Children with Non-Muslim In-Laws while Going to Hajj

In this counseling answer: •You can make a visit with your Non-Muslim in-laws a little more relaxing for you by talking with them about Islamic behaviors and etiquette while your kids are there •By re-enforcing Islamic behaviors and practices while you are away, you are planting little seeds of remembrances in their hearts. They can use these …

Hyperactive child

How to Deal With a Hyperactive Child?

In this counseling answer: •The best thing to do for your daughter at this time would be to love and accept her for who she is. •A child at this age should be spending much of her time in movement – walks in nature, exercise, movement of so many kinds. Her learning should be active as well as …

Demands Respect

8-Year-Old Son Demands Respect As Man of The House

In this counseling answer: •Your son demands respect as he needs to feel needed, included, important, and male. He needs to feel that he has an influence and is part of the process. Again, much of this can be accomplished during family meetings. •Eight-year-olds can be in charge of many things, such as a trash …

Explain Hajj

How to Explain Hajj to My Students?

In this counseling answer: •Describe Hajj to your class and explain about the diversity of Muslims around the world who come together and worship and identify reasons Muslims give for undertaking Hajj. •Discuss Hajj by describing exactly how it is performed. •Make a model of the Ka`bah. You can do it with a cubical cardboard …

Parents Disapprove of Marriage

My Parents Disapprove of Marriage, What to Do?

In this counseling answer: •I would kindly suggest brother, that if you and the girl desire to marry that you do so. •I would respectfully and kindly sit with your parents and inform them of your decision. •Use the Qur’an to illustrate how we are to chose our mates. As-salamu alaykum brother, Thank you for …

Kids and porn

A Bad Word Leading My Son to Porn, Help!

In this counseling answer: •As you and your husband have taken the time to sit down with him and explain to him in a non-threatening way why it is a bad word and why these sites are harmful, you have set up a good relationship with him for any future issues that may arise (and …


My 12-Year-Old Son Is Unsociable, Please Help!

In this counseling answer: I would kindly suggest getting your son involved in boys groups at the Masjid or Islamic centers which offers classes, groups, and other youth building activities. •I would also kindly suggest that you inquire about how school is going, finding out if he has any issues at school. Often times children …

Having kids

Irritated and Jealous of Parents Having Kids

In this counseling answer: •Kindly suggest that whenever you have bad thoughts about others or feel like saying something negative, imagine a big red stop sign. •Count to 10, do some dhkir and regather your thoughts. Then say something nice. Even if you still feel irritable or jealous, say something nice. Insha’Allah if you do …

How to Deal with My Teen’s Mood Swings?

How to Deal with My Teen's Mood Swings?

In this counseling answer: •While temper tantrums are normal to some degree, it should be monitored to detect if the teenager actually has an anger management problem. •Monitor her activity patterns and consult a counselor if there is cause for concern. •As for the being lazy one day and active the next, this can again be something normal …

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