Each new child brings new learning

New child joined last week. I was totally unsettled. Her continuous demand for mother was making me think. It was totally new experience for me. I was not unsettled because I wanted her to settle in my session but the unsettlement was due to my approaches. All of my approaches were mainly verbal. I was continuously asking myself: “What is my role? I was feeling for the child, how it would affect the child (Totally new environment, new timings and new people for four days and three nights). These feelings were dominating and were not allowing me to work with the child.

I asked group’s help for the same. I got one input that “you would like to work with sympathy or empathy.” Now, let me understand myself with reference to sympathy and empathy. Each simple response to the child makes a lot of difference. Looking forward to observe myself and understand my own beliefs.