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Why Am I So Unintelligent

Why Am I So Unintelligent?

In this counseling answer: • It is possible that because you have not communicated about what bothers you, no one realizes that you are inwardly feeling unhappy. You need to let your parents and your siblings know when certain things disturb you. • Focus on your strengths. • Change your study habits. • Get active! …

How To Prevent Your Toddler From Being Jealous Of A New Sibling

How to Prevent Your Toddler from Being Jealous of A New Sibling

In this counseling answer: •Make sure to continue to give her time once he is born. Schedule a time each day that someone else will take care of the baby and the two of you can have quality time alone together so that she doesn’t feel like she has lost her time entirely once he …

How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry?

In this counseling answer: •It would be most helpful if you could ask your daughter how she really feels about her brother in order to see if the problem is one of sibling rivalry. •Explain to your daughter that you realize that you have not been treating her unfairly (honesty is the best policy when …

I Feel My Sister is Jealous of Me

I Feel My Sister is Jealous of Me

In this counselling answer: “Oftentimes, younger siblings experience feelings of low self-esteem, jealousy, as well as feelings of inadequacy, especially if the older sibling is getting a lot of attention for successes or accomplishments.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for writing to us with your concerns about your sister.  You must love your sister very much …

Sibling rivalry

Secrets from a Mom of 7 for Curbing Sibling Rivalry

While it’s true that kids will have disputes among themselves just as adults do, many people look to Qabil and Habil not as an extreme situation but rather as proof that sibling rivalry is an uncontrollable aspect of childhood. As a young parent I didn’t have any plans to deal with sibling rivalry, but while …

My Little Sister is Jealous of Me

My Little Sister is Jealous of Me

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for your most important question. You seem very concerned with keeping harmonious relationships within your family, especially with your sister. May Allah (SWT) bless you for your efforts and kindness. While often siblings compete with each other, it is not always a healthy or nice way to be if …

Evil Sister & Ungrateful Mom: I Wish to Cut Ties

Evil Sister & Ungrateful Mom: I Wish to Cut Ties

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister,   I am so sorry to hear about the situation you are in. It must be painful to live with such abuse as well as missing out the joys a harmonious family can bring. Sadly, even among Muslims, there are dysfunctional families. I ask you to reflect and see if this …

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