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Co-Sleeping

Co-Sleeping with Father, Is It OK for a 7-Year-Old Daughter?

In this counseling answer: •You need to speak with your daughter to see how she feels about co-sleeping with her dad. If it is a situation wherein it is just your daughter and her dad-and you sleep in a separate room I would have to ask why and kindly ask you to investigate the situation …

What Should Parents Do When their Child Steals?

What Should Parents Do When their Child Steals?

In this counseling answer: •When the child steals money from their parents, repercussions should follow and should be tailored around the child’s age. •Consequences such as taking something away from them, repaying the money they stole, doing extra chores, and repenting to Allah. •Repenting to Allah is not part of a punishment, however, it is part …

Bullied

Sensitive Nephew Being Bullied By Elder Brother, Advice

In this counseling answer: •As his father is not very affectionate or involved with the resolution of this, your sister may want to take the children for counseling. •Your sister may wish to engage both boys in an Islamic class for boys at the Masjid which will address various adolescent issues as well as teach …

Husband Fights Over Daughters' Makeup

Husband Fights Over Daughters' Makeup

In this counseling answer: •Playing with makeup is not haram, therefore your husband appears to have overreacted to the situation. •Your girls need to know that yelling, severe arguments, and domestic violence are not acceptable ways of living and it is not acceptable for a husband to treat his wife in such a way. You …

What's The Role of The Father in Parenting?

What's The Role of The Father in Parenting?

In this counseling answer: •I will not suggest which roles either parent should play based upon gender or role. It may be easier for the mother to give the nightly care due to scheduling. •In another household, it is better suited for the father to do so. A father may be better at providing a …

Teen Siblings

How to Encourage My Teen Siblings Into Deen?

In this counseling answer: •Never give up on du’a. Ultimately Allah is the only one who can guide them on the straight path, so continue to make du’a to Allah and ask Him to guide you and use you as a tool to assist them. •Continue to be a good influence in front of them. As the older sibling/cousin, …

Child's Nightmares

My Child's Nightmares, How to Stop Them?

In this counseling answer: • To stop your child’s nightmares, your son should not be left alone with his imagination. •Your son feels terribly insecure, and a sense of emotional-psychological security would help him to cope much better with what he has been experiencing. •As anxious as you feel for him right now, you would …

Selfish Child: How to Teach Him to Share?

In this counseling answer: •Plant in your child the idea of sharing. •Explain to your child why sharing is important. •Create a sharing environment. It is always a good idea to play give-and-take games with your child. Create games or take turns picking a book for reading. These kinds of activities give the child an …

Parents Trust

What to Do If I Broke My Parents Trust?

In this counseling answer: •Parents trust takes a long time to build, especially if it has been betrayed multiple times or even once, •You might think of taking up a hobby and keeping busy in activities that will distract you from the feeling of needing to have a boyfriend also. •Hang out with good friends …

Always Screaming at My Hyperactive Son

Always Screaming at My Hyperactive Son

In this counseling answer: •Try to reestablish a better relationship with him. Instead of screaming, yelling and getting physical, try a more calm approach. •Try to spend more quality time with him alone insha’Allah  (if you can). Take him to one of his favorite movies or dinner spots and just the two of you enjoy each …



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