BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do...

BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do...


Lynne Kenny, PsyD and Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD

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BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Angry, Anxious and Over-the-Top Kids

Written for real parents with anxious, angry and over-the-top kids,Bloom is a brain-based approach to parenting all children. Stop second-guessing the way you handle misbehaviors, and learn why they occur in the first place. Come to understand the developmental origins of behaviors and take a fresh look at how you can address them with skill-building techniques that produce real and lasting change.

Taking its lead from neuroscience and best practices in early childhood mental health, Bloom offers parents, teachers and care providers the words, thoughts and actions to raise calm, confident children, while reducing the need for consequences and punishment.

The first book of its kindBloom provides pages full of printable mantras you can carry with you, hang on your fridge or use in your classroom to raise emotionally competent kids. Bloom allows you to take a collaborative stance with your children, improving their cognitive, emotional and social skills. Bloom offers a new approach to human relationships that will change the way you perceive, think and feel about parenting, love, work and life. Bloom changes everything. If it works wonders with anxious, angry and over-the-top kids, imagine what it can do for your child.

It offers more than just a one-time read! And it's filled with resources to other great books and websites that are helpful to any parents!

Includes Mantra Cards in each chapter!
3 ways to get them:

1)   FREE IN THE BOOK:  Cut the mantra card pages right out of the book
2)  FREE ONLINE:  Download/print by clicking on link or QR code found on the last page of the book
3)  PURCHASE:  Purchase them here ($12.95 additional fee) if you'd rather not use your ink and paper to print them

Book Details

Publication date: 2015
Binding: paperback
ISBN (print): 978-1-936268-82-5
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-936268-83-2

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Lynne Kenney

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a mother of two, a practicing pediatric psychologist and the author of The Family Coach Method and Musical Thinking. She has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. Dr. Kenney speaks internationally about enhancing executive function, social and academic skills with motor movement. Recently named one of the Top 100 Docs to “Listen to” on Twitter, Dr. Kenney is featured in Parents, Parenting and People Magazines. Dr. Kenney has spoken with over 4000 parents and teachers in the past 20 years. Combining her love for motor movement and brain development, Dr. Kenney’s newest endeavor, Play Math, is helping children ages 6-11 learn their math facts with playground balls and hula-hoops for better algebraic thinking. More about Lynne at

Wendy Young

Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD, is the mom of three, an award-winning child and family therapist and an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Michigan State University’s School of Social Work and is the Clinical Director of Comprehensive Counseling & Consulting, LLC. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Parenting, Family Fun and Woman’s World. Her work has also been featured in several books. She resides in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is recognized world-wide as a thought leader in early childhood. More about Wendy at



"There are thousands of parenting books out there but only one with printable mantra cards that will rescue your relationships and transform your family life."
         —Sue Atkins, author of Parenting Made Easy

"Bloom is a relationship-changer!"
          —Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions

"As a parent of three children, all with different temperaments, reading Bloom, I see mantras that suit each of our children’s distinct personalities. Choose your favorite mantra, hang it on your fridge or in your car, use it for a week and watch how your relationships with your children grow."
       —Janet M. Patterson, LCSW, MFT, and mom of triplets.

“Gentle, practical, and optimistic. Bloom offers parents do-able ways to teach children essential life skills.”
       —Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, professor of The Great Courses video series, Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids.

“For 20 years we teachers have been stuck with time-out and exclusion as the most common forms of behavior management. With Bloom we finally have a new way. One that looks at the whole child and helps children behave for a lifetime not just for a moment.”
        —Sue Milano, MS, Educational Resource Specialist and Parenting Consultant

“BLOOM is a unique and beautiful guide that provides valuable insights that the hearts and brains of caring parents desire.”
        —Deborah McNelis, M.Ed. Founder Brain Insights, and author of The Brain Development Series Brain Insights ~ Basics to Brilliance!

"When we change our own thinking, words and behavior, our children will do the same. This inspiring and must-read book demonstrates how. It helps make your parenting experience less stressful and develop a closer relationship with your child."
       —Jacek Debiec, M.D., Ph.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Neuroscientist, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, author of The Emotional Brain Revisited.

"As parents, we set the sensory, emotional and behavioral tone in our families. But when things get heated, sometimes we’re not sure how to respond. With Bloom, we learn about the neurobiological underpinnings of our children’s behavior so that we can stop reacting and instead respond with compassion."
       —Melissa Taylor is a freelance writer, an award-winning educational blogger at Imagination Soup, an award-winning teacher with a M.A. in Education, and a mom of two children, ages 10 and 13.

"Practical, helpful, gentle, realistic, effective -- all of these describe this truly excellent book for parents and educators. Using these strategies will absolutely change your family for the better!"
       —James T. Webb, Ph.D., author of A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children.

"Bloom is an outstanding resource for many conscientious parents who are trying their best to create supportive and nurturing learning environments at home!"
       —Rebecca Comizio, M.A.-Ed, M.A., NCSP Nationally Certified School Psychologist and former English teacher.

“In heated situations, we need techniques to soothe our anxious child readily available so that we can stop yelling and start collaborating. By modeling behaviors we wish to see in our children, they will begin to flourish in a calmer and more compassionate environment. Bloom is the perfect option for time-starved parents who need answers now; a reference book you will refer to time and again.”
       —Lisa Conrad, B.A. Sociology, “Providing support for parents of gifted children”

BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids is now available in the Bahasa Indonesian language here.