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4 Things to Understand About Privacy in Islam

4 Things to Understand About Privacy in Islam

“Mom, why don’t you ever knock on my door before entering?” This is a common complaint of teenagers – that their privacy is not respected by elders, especially their parents and siblings. The opposite is also true; children sometimes don’t really understand…

How to Help Teenagers Cope with Stress?

How to Help Teenagers Cope with Stress?

In this counseling answer: •Trying to balance school responsibilities and all the things that come with becoming a young productive adult in this world may seem like an overwhelming task. •Monitor your child’s moods. Ensure they are coping well with challenges. •Be an open ear for them if they need it as well as be …

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Hate That You Can’t Date?

Why is dating haram? … No, like WHY? Why I can’t date? How am I supposed to agree to spend the rest of my life with a complete stranger? And how do you expect me to get to know that person without dating them first? What if it doesn’t work out? I mean, do you …

Teen Siblings

How to Encourage My Teen Siblings Into Deen?

In this counseling answer: •Never give up ondu’a. Ultimately Allah is the only one who can guide them on the straight path, so continue to makedu’ato 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 oldersibling/cousin, …

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 …

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Surviving My Teenager

In this counseling answer: •It is very important for the parents to maintain closeties with the teenager. •Show him or her how much you care. •Include the teenager in family activities. •Keep the lines of communication open. •The parent must respect the teenager’s privacy. •Keep it light. Don’t be too serious with the teenager. Wa …

Are the Rules of Islam Difficult to Practice?

Are the Rules of Islam Difficult to Practice?

If you are a teenager finding it difficult to follow the many rules of Islam, then what you need is the right perspective of looking at these rules. Think it in terms of traffic rules. Why did the authorities set these particular rules in place? Why is a certain road…

My Teenage Son Ignores Me - About Islam

My Teenage Son Ignores Me

In this counseling answer: •Ask him if anything is bothering him. If he doesn’t respond, just let him know you are there for him. This is the beginning to building trust and communication-his knowing you love him, and you are there for him. •You can also outline your expectations of his behavior, set boundaries and …

Disrespectful

How To Deal With A Disrespectful Teen Daughter?

In this counseling answer: •Let her know how it makes you feel and that you have always done what you think is best for her and supported her from birth until now, and you deserve her respect. •Most importantly, explain to her that Islamically we have to be respectful to our parents, even if they …

Many Difficulties in Raising My Children in the West, Help! - About Islam

Many Difficulties in Raising My Children in the West, Help!

In this counseling answer: •Attending local activities in the local community will introduce them to other Muslim children who will share the same values. •Educating them about Islam and ensuring good Islamic practice at home will support you in accomplishing this. •Additionally, you could tell them to invite their friends around sometime so that you …



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