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

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... 

Mindful Meditation for Families – Calm the Chaos

Mindful Meditation for Families – Calm the Chaos

Last updated on December 20th, 2017 at 09:40 pmOne path toward shifting your thoughts, particularly your judgmental or negative thoughts is through sustained non-judgmental attention or meditation. Meditation is the experience of sustaining one’s focus on a thought, word, sensation or sound in order to calm the mind. Mindful meditation is the act of calming your mind and body through non-judgmental... 

Raising Optimistic Children

Raising Optimistic Children

Last updated on September 4th, 2015 at 10:33 pmA 2011 study in Pediatrics, examined optimism in 5,634 children who began taking part in the research when they were 12 to 14 years old. The researchers found that the quarter of kids who were the most optimistic had almost half the risk of showing signs of depression compared with those who were least optimistic. Being highly optimistic only had a “modest”... 

5 Things Not to Say to Your Tween Daughter

5 Things Not to Say to Your Tween Daughter

Last updated on September 20th, 2018 at 12:48 amThe tween years are all about developing a positive self-image, good decision-making, healthy self-discipline and better mood regulation. What you say to your tween and how you use your nonverbal language to communicate with her may have a lasting impact on her view of herself. As conflicts arise you might find yourself blurting things out that you wish... 

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 October 5th, 2015 at 11:28 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...