When children aren’t given information, they fill in the blanks – something we’ve all experienced growing up. When children are lied to – they grow up thinking that lying is acceptable behavior. When children are misdiagnosed – it does irreparable damage to their psyche. When adults saddle children with unnecessary labels that often have nothing to do with what ails that child – they have limited that child’s ability to be their true-self.
Emotionally well-balanced adults are the product of years of nurturing, caring and informing your children. In fact, the biggest gift you can contribute to society today – is the gift of a well-balanced and emotionally developed child. It all has to start with knowledge – and today knowledge is what you’ll find as DrBev talks to an industry professional and leader in Dr. Nekeshia Hammond.
“Your kid is not bad, fruit goes bad, vegetables go bad, but the kid is not bad,” says DrBev.
Talking with children about emotional feelings requires learning an entirely new set of parenting/educator/caregiver skills. It may push your limits at a time that is already challenging – but it is essential if you are to have that breakthrough moment with your child.
Dr. Nekeshia Hammond is a licensed psychologist and founder of Hammond Psychology & Associates, P.A., a private practice serving children, teens, families, and adults. Her current focus is completing psychological evaluations (Gifted, learning disorders, ADHD, depression, anxiety, etc.). She is also a frequent professional contributor for major media outlets and news channels. Featured in numerous media channels, her most prestigious accolades are being one of the top psychologists in the country to receive the Early Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association.
“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai
Dr. Hammond’s book resulted from countless frequently asked questions she has received in her practice. She is a strong advocate for raising emotionally healthy children and this book will be a wonderful resource addressing several topics related to emotional health.