About Lynne Kenney

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a Harvard trained psychologist, a mother of two, an international educator, and pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ. Since 1985, Dr. Kenney has worked as an educator in community service from the inner cities of Los Angeles to national organizations such as The Neurological Health Foundation, Understood.org, HandsOn Phoenix, and Points of Light (Generation On). Dr. Kenney’s works include the Social-Emotional Literacy program Bloom Your Room™; Musical Thinking; Bloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry and over-the-top-kids and 70 Play Activities For Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior. Learn more at www.lynnekenney.com. Lynne is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Lynne

If We Want Ethical Kids, They Need to Learn “Honor” From Us

If We Want Ethical Kids, They Need to Learn “Honor” From Us

Last updated on November 8th, 2020 at 02:46 pmWe all wish to grow healthy, happy relationships with our children. We interact, play and talk with our children to enjoy one another and feel connected. In those moments when we are in conflict with our kids at home, we wonder “What can I do to enhance my relationships with my children?” One way to improve our relationships is to show that... 

My Roller Coaster Kid: Calm Things Down and Enjoy the Ride

My Roller Coaster Kid: Calm Things Down and Enjoy the Ride

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 12:01 pmUp and down, over and under, so the roller coaster goes. Are you worn out just thinking about it? Life with an intense child is like a ride on a roller coaster, some moments are thrilling, others calm, still others fear-inducing. Intense kids feel so powerfully, they see more, hear more acutely and feel more deeply. Of course, they have to share all of it with... 

How to Raise Empathetic and Caring Kids in A Self-Absorbed World

How to Raise Empathetic and Caring Kids in A Self-Absorbed World

Last updated on December 10th, 2019 at 02:26 amFollowing our conscience can be tough at any age. But, for children, whose conscience is still developing, it can be a real challenge. So, how can you raise your child to do the right thing when faced with a dilemma? Here are some helpful hints to get (and keep) your child on the right track. • Lead by Example – We all have situations that require... 

Kids Not Communicating:  Are you speaking their language?

Kids Not Communicating: Are you speaking their language?

Last updated on September 2nd, 2019 at 07:52 pmWhile I was kicking the soccer ball with a nine-year-old boy this week, it struck me that family conversations like The Family Meeting really need to be conducted outside in the fresh air. Who likes to be cooped up around the dinner table talking about what needs improving? I actually like the dinner table, ’cause it provides structure for conversations... 

How Can a Cookie Teach My Child to be Calm?

How Can a Cookie Teach My Child to be Calm?

Last updated on November 2nd, 2018 at 11:11 pmAll children benefit from learning relaxation skills. One of the most commonly used and effective relaxation skills is deep breathing. Deep breathing (also known as diaphragmatic breathing) involves slow, deep breaths through the diaphragm to initiate the body’s relaxation response. Relaxation skills are important to master because they can help children... 

How To Teach Kids Storytelling To Improve Their Friendships

How To Teach Kids Storytelling To Improve Their Friendships

Last updated on September 27th, 2018 at 02:09 pmThinking, speaking or acting impulsively without planning or thinking things out poses social challenges for children. We can help children better manage their impulsive thoughts, words, and actions by using a storytelling activity we call The Thought Bubble Technique. In this visual conversation activity, we help children think, write, draw, and talk...