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My 9-Year-Old Daughter Is Very Stubborn, What to Do?

My 9-Year-Old Daughter Is Very Stubborn, What to Do?

In this counseling answer: •Set firmer boundaries and consequences while at the same time respecting her growing need for making choices. •Sit down with her and have a mother to daughter talk. Inform her that you do respect that she has opinions and preferences but as a member of the family she is to obey …

My Daughter Has Become Angry, Rude and Disrespectful

My Daughter Has Become Angry, Rude and Disrespectful

In this counseling answer: •Her behavior is disrespectful, but at least if you can understand the potential reasons why like this then it is easier to approach her in a way that may be more helpful for everyone. •Perhaps a bit of negotiation between you would be a useful way to allow her to have …

My Son with Down Syndrome Is Very Fond of Music

My Son with Down Syndrome Is Very Fond of Music

In this counseling answer: •Your son has benefitted and thrived in the field of performance so the first step might be to get him involved in performing still, but in a way that is more aligned with Islamic values. •If there is nothing to stop him from making his performances more Islamic in the school …

He Proposed to My Young Daughter

He Proposed to My Young Daughter

In this counseling answer: •Your trust in your daughter should increase after this episode. You should realize that these days, young people, especially, from a single parent household, might feel as though they are on their own. •You appoint your own brother or another male relative, or the local Imam as the wali to help you …

How to Prevent My 20-Year-Old Daughter from Going Astray

How to Prevent My 20-Year-Old Daughter from Going Astray

In this counseling answer: •Try to be more of a friend now than a mom. You have already taught her Islam, morals, values, etiquette. •Try to spend more time with her going out for lunch, a walk in the park, whatever she and you would enjoy doing together. •While you want to try to guide …

Mom Wants Me to be a Teacher, But I Don't

Mom Wants Me to be a Teacher, But I Don't

In this counseling answer: •I ask that you keep an open mind concerning your future and your goals. You don’t have to be what your mother wants you to be. •Don’t argue with your mom about careers right now. Focus on your current studies. Participate in sports as you would like. •You may find that …

More Attached to His Father Than Me

In this counseling answer: •Discuss the issue with your husband from the point of view of ways in which you can “share” a bit more. • It is important than you accept that it is quite natural for your son to turn towards the sound of his father’s voice. • You can also learn about your son, …

I'm a Lazy Mother, How Can I Change?

In this counseling answer: •Following a nutritious diet can often be the key to boost energy and motivation. Likewise with exercise, if you don’t get up and move around this can have negative effects on the body also •Sign up to an activity or hobby you enjoy that you can do in a group, such as some …

Techniques to Shape Your Children’s Behavior

I would suggest that whenever you talk to your son, ask him to repeat to you what he has understood from the conversation and that will also help him to remember and let you know that he understands what you want from him in sha’ Allah.

15 Years Old Brother Engaged in Masturbation

In this counseling answer: Encourage him to see that you love him and want him to gain Paradise and that you don’t want him to conform in any way to what Satan does or desires. Mom should also stop yelling at him as chances are that this will lead him to do it just to …



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