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

9 Ways to Help Your Children Cope with Painful Emotions

9 Ways to Help Your Children Cope with Painful Emotions

Last updated on June 22nd, 2018 at 01:48 amThe social-emotional development of our nation’s children is foremost in our minds. We have all hugged our children and expressed gratitude for their health and well-being. We pray for those families who now are hurting so deeply. Some of whom are very close to our own hearts. When life is difficult or complicated and our children are in a stress-response,... 

How to Improve Your Child’s Thinking Skills Using Their Imagination

How to Improve Your Child’s Thinking Skills Using Their Imagination

Last updated on April 11th, 2018 at 11:46 am Thinking, 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 about... 

How to Improve Children’s Math Skills With Play

How to Improve Children’s Math Skills With Play

Last updated on February 8th, 2018 at 11:27 pm If you know, love or teach children who struggle with their math facts and factors, playing math can help. Using motor movement as a platform on which we build cognitive skills is a meaningful beginning.Teaching children sequencing skills through narration, visualization and play are a solid beginning. Listen in with Ginny of understood.org and see... 

3 Things Parents Can Do To Help Kids Calm Under Pressure

3 Things Parents Can Do To Help Kids Calm Under Pressure

Last updated on January 1st, 2018 at 02:48 pm Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and control our own behavior, thoughts or feelings altering them in accordance with the demands of a situation. While we often expect children to be well-modulated, it is most helpful when we teach them what being regulated “feels like”.Whether you teach, love or parent children from pre-school to high school,... 

4 Things That Will Help Your Child Develop Early Reading Skills

4 Things That Will Help Your Child Develop Early Reading Skills

Last updated on November 1st, 2017 at 12:56 pmDeveloping early reading skills in children ages 9-48 months involves enhancing cognitive skills such as sequential processing, simultaneous processing, focused attention, and inhibition. Speaking with your child face to face, drawing attention to characters and actions on the written page and practicing how oral-motor sounds relate to phonemic representation,... 

Teachers, Want to Help A Child Learn? Encourage Wiggling!

Teachers, Want to Help A Child Learn? Encourage Wiggling!

Last updated on August 21st, 2017 at 11:25 am The research is clear, many of us move to think, that means we can cheer for kids who like to wiggle while they learn.Large motor movement such as walking 15 minutes before school, doing moderate-intensity exercise before a test and peddling or bouncing before academics have been shown to improve performance. Small movements such as fidgeting, squirming,...