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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 …

elder

How Can I Teach My Child to Respect Elders?

In this counseling answer: •Children intuitively need and want those guidelines and clear boundaries even when they rebel against them. •Explain to her that it is only when someone loves them that they will correct them, and try to help them be better because you will not always be around and sometimes she will need …

Toes

My 3-Year-Old Daughter Walks on Her Toes!

In this counseling answer: •Dedicate some time for your daughter when the baby is asleep or does not need your close presence. •Try to tell her how her brother really loves her; bring her presents and tell her that her brother brought them. •Don’t physically punish her if she tries to harm her brother, as …

The Important Role of Dad

The Important Role of Dad

In this counseling answer: •The father can be directly involved in all the same tasks as the mother in raising children, from getting them ready in the morning, educating them and playing with them. •The father can help by allowing the mother to have a break for the day, or at least a couple of …

Yelling at a Stubborn Toddler

 In this counseling answer: •Your daughter is only 3 years old and is still discovering the world around her. •She is probably still at the stage of the “terrible twos” when she is realizing how powerful the word “no” is. She is naturally establishing her independence from you. •Your 3-year-old daughter probably doesn’t know what “stubborn” …

Son

Son Bites and Scratches Others

In this counseling answer: •Avoid rewarding the behavior in any way. If your child bites you, don’t laugh even if it doesn’t hurt. •It’s enough at this point to show him–by your face–how angry you are about this behavior. •Tell him that he must not bite under any circumstances. “No,” said sharply, would be an …

Television

My Son Wants A Television in His Room

In this counseling answer: •Preteens and teenagers naturally strive for some degree of separation, but I have found, from my experience as a mother to children this age, that deep in their hearts they want to be included. •In this situation, as well as in others that are likely to follow, you should strive to …

When to Start Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods?

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 …

Nursing

When to Stop Nursing a Child?

In this counseling answer: •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 relationship between the mother and child, …

Building My Baby's Good Personality: How?

In this counseling answer: •Just pray and gently set your baby next to you each time he or she crawls on you during your prayer. As soon as your baby can walk, your baby will want to copy you. •Read a little Quran daily as a habit, try reading it out loud.  Just read and …



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