About Talk Child – this is what happens when babies don’t kill you !

The counselling room

Hello I’m the counsellor at Talk Child.
I’m honoured that you’re taking time to read this.

Talk Child is one of my three babies. It was born two months after my first born. Maybe it was an attempt to keep myself alive as I mothered a little human.

When I had my first child, 17 years ago, I thought my life was over :)! It took me several years to understand that the journey of learning and loving had just begun then.

An imperfect and exhausted parent who is trying to do a lot of things each day, my endeavour is to remain connected with my children. There are moments when I imagine myself doing great things (imagination is everything, it keeps you going), and then there are times when simply making it through the day is good enough.

Amidst it all I am still trying to comprehend what it is to be a parent. The identity seems much more vast and enigmatic than anyone would have you believe.

Fresh Greens make the air pure and clean

Talk Child is about listening and talking and sharing- moods and feelings, and real stories. 

I spend several hours every week hearing people’s stories and concerns. Most of these people are parents or planning to be parents. I listen to them as they speak about their awfully amazing little people, their fears of failure and aspirations for their children – the “what ifs” and “hows” of parenting. I listen to a myriad of complains against spouses. The stories in counselling sessions are rarely romantic.

Talk Child is about parenting. Understanding children in urban Indian families has been our penchant!

Talk Child offers a space for you to sit comfortably. There is someone to listen to you without judgement and opinion. You are allowed to think about yourself and for yourself, and hopefully be led by the light within you… the light of reason, self-compassion and empathy.

 

Rocking is relaxing. Rock as you Talk!

Talk Child remodelled in the year 2014 from the conventional face to face counselling practice, to an online procedure as well. We listen to you and talk to you online, through video calls too.

A successful counselling session is about establishing a connect. The human mind is complex. We may never penetrate into another mind, despite living with someone for years; while sometimes just a call can establish a therapeutic link.. a warm trustful connect! We appeared on Facebook in 2015 http://www.facebook.com/talkchild

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The Thinking Human

Talk Child thrives on the belief that every human child is intelligent and is equipped innately with a set of strengths to grow into a complete accomplished individual. Opportunities need to be presented. Maybe human babies can even create those!

To know more about us and to get in touch for guidance or counselling, you can go to www.talkchild.com

For Blogs its www.talkchild.wordpress.com

This is what happens when babies don’t kill you! They compel you to drawn on your strengths, chase their amazing pace of growth and move ahead yourself!

Welcome to Talk Child 🙂

Rohini Sethi

Consultant Child Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Talk Child

Talk Child offers guidance and counselling in Child development and parenting. It was established in December 2002, to address the challenging issue of effective parenting, in a competitive, demanding and dynamic society.

Understanding children in urban Indian families, in the context of their culture and the western thought that influences them, has been the primary focus.

Concerns of urban and urbane Indian families, related to parenting have evolved greatly since the inception of Talk Child and so has the complexity of these concerns.

Contemporary parents are conscious parents. They seem aware. They seek information on parenting. However, exploding information at the touch of a key may complicate the otherwise natural process of parenting and not necessarily lead to untangling of issues.

The contemporary parent strives for growth and development as an individual too.”Parenting time” is a slot in the day’s otherwise crazy schedule.

Ironically though, work stress for the parent, both in and outside the home, in the Indian socio cultural scenario is to “secure” the future of the children.

So, parents are in fact striving hard for their children in a way and yet not enough, to be that “perfect” parent.

Rohini Sethi                                                                                                                                           Child Development Consultant                                                                                     https://in.linkedin.com/in/rohini-sethi-32715247