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

Election 2016: Are Our Fears Becoming Our Kids’ Phobias?

Election 2016: Are Our Fears Becoming Our Kids’ Phobias?

Last updated on June 10th, 2017 at 12:18 am“She should be arrested”… “if he is elected millions will be deported”… “no-one will be able to afford healthcare”… “our country will be bankrupt”…“if he”… “if she”… More than any other time in recent history, Election 2016 is showing us a country divided – one that is filled with anger and hostility and fear – and our... 

5 Simple Ways to Create a Culture of Kindness in Your Family

5 Simple Ways to Create a Culture of Kindness in Your Family

Last updated on September 30th, 2016 at 11:55 am Kindness is making a comeback and we’re psyched!How we got away from the simple pleasures of a neighborly wave to passersby, a nod to the old man on the street and an invitation to sit with others at the school band concert, we’re not quite sure. Yet, we’re happy that national organizations including GenerationOn, HandsOn, and Be Kind People... 

Send Your Kids Off to School Without the Morning Chaos

Send Your Kids Off to School Without the Morning Chaos

Last updated on May 30th, 2017 at 11:12 pmWe’ve all been there, maybe you were even there this morning. Kids won’t get out of bed, your boss called, he wants the project plan today and you forgot to get groceries last night. “It’s all gonna be fine”, you tell yourself. That’s right, use those positive self-talk sentences. Research shows that speaking kindly to yourself actually... 

Your Child is Hitting!! …3 Steps You Can Take to Stop This

Your Child is Hitting!! …3 Steps You Can Take to Stop This

Last updated on May 30th, 2017 at 11:13 pmOur children hit to express themselves and get their needs met. If they had another way to manage their feelings and relationships, they would do so. Most children and adults do the best they can, in the moment, with the skills they have. The reasons for hitting vary for each child, you may wish to consider whether the child is experiencing anger, upset, frustration,... 

Squirmin’ Wormin’ Kids? …3 Ways You Can Help Them

Squirmin’ Wormin’ Kids? …3 Ways You Can Help Them

Last updated on May 30th, 2017 at 11:18 pmBrain development happens over time. As the brain matures, children often gain better control of their attention, motor inhibition and their emotional responses to social situations. WHAT YOU CAN DO:  Here is a video along with three resources for YOUR CHILD’S BUSY BODYKids who move a lot are often seeking brain stimulation. Creating days filled... 

Why Does Your Child Bite  …And What Can You Do?

Why Does Your Child Bite …And What Can You Do?

Last updated on May 30th, 2017 at 11:18 pmWhile it’s shocking and probably embarrassing when your child bites, it’s not unusual behavior for young kids. When children are overcome with feelings such as anger, fear, frustration or disappointment, for example, because another child has possession of a toy they want, they don’t have the language to express it. IN A NUTSHELL: 5 of the 10 reasons...