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

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... 

Create Accountable, Masterful Children: The Family Coach Method

Create Accountable, Masterful Children: The Family Coach Method

Last updated on May 30th, 2017 at 11:19 pmEditor’s Note: In honor of Pediatric Safety’s 5 year bloggiversary, we are publishing 5 of our favorite posts – one from each year since the day we started – every Thursday over the next five weeks. This is our initial anniversary “look-back” post, and was originally published in September 2009 by Dr Lynne Kenney, a former member... 

Even with ADHD, “Menditation” Helps Calm a Little Boy’s Mind

Even with ADHD, “Menditation” Helps Calm a Little Boy’s Mind

Last updated on March 9th, 2018 at 12:30 amThis is the story of a sweet little six year old, I see at a school to enhance executive function skills. He is rather energetic and would like to throw his body on the crash mat (an occupational therapy mat that is about 6×10 ft wide and 4 ft thick fled with beans or foam) two hours at a time. So we always begin with a heavy dose of running, jumping,... 

Executive Function: Helping Your Child’s Brain Take Charge

Executive Function: Helping Your Child’s Brain Take Charge

Last updated on May 30th, 2017 at 11:21 pmJoey is a seven year old referred by his pediatrician because he has difficulty paying attention in school. His mind wanders, he responds to his teacher’s questions in class with “What, I don’t know,” and he is a bit self-conscious about his declining grades. Joey is a super sweet little boy, he does not squirm in his seat, bother other...