For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the dynamics of the human personality. What are the drivers that motivate people to behave think and feel the way they do? From my understanding, I am given to believe that all of us are eventually seeking happiness! But what is ‘happiness’ and why is it so elusive? And then again, maybe it is not!?
My name is Sarmeet and I am a mother, psychologist, Parenting Expert and Relationship Coach. I have two very adorable children who mean the world to me. My children have been my biggest strength and family has always been a very integral part of my existence.
Parenting is possibly one of the biggest adventures/projects that one will ever undertake in their lives. I strongly believe that the foundational years of the child are extremely crucial in building their sense of security and resilience while at the same time reducing anxiety. Parents (caregivers) provide their kids with a secure environment that helps them buffer against adversity and maximize their potential. In my experience I have realized that children yearn for a safe place that they can call home. They definitely do not need perfect parents who can give them everything that they desire. Rather, they long for that one person who they can trust, someone whom they know they can go to both in good times and bad. But parenting has become extremely tough. With growing demands on both the child and the parent, hectic schedules and constant deadlines, parents often describe the guilt of not giving enough time and love that they feel they could have given to the child. The process seems to have become one of reactive responses rather than prevention of issues. In my workshops as well as individual sessions, I give parents the tools and skills they need to overcome this bridge and build stronger connections with their children.
“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice” – Peggy O’mara
My daughter once read out an Instagram post to me that said, “I don’t want to be the kind of dad who when something goes wrong, my kid says ,’Shit! How will I tell Dad?’ Rather I want to be the kind of dad who when something goes wrong, my kid says, ‘Wait! I have to tell Dad!’” This truly inspired me and I hope that I can really make a difference in the relationships that parents share with their children.
I also do Relationship Counseling including marriage counseling.”