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December 18th 2014:Busy Bodies: Why Kids Need to Move

Children's movement and activity levels are a concern of educators, physicians and mental health clinicians in different ways. Health experts want children to be more active in an age of skyrocketing child obesity and transfixing on-screen life. Yet the average teacher wants kids to sit still to learn. Mental health offices are filled with children with suspected ADHD and hyperactivity, who fidget and wiggle, roam the classroom, who can't sit still at desks or keep their hands to themselves. So when is movement good or bad, and how much is too much? My guest Dr. Lynne Kenney is an author and p

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Lynne Kenney, Psy.D.

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D. is a mother of two, a practicing pediatric psychologist and author of The Family Coach Method. 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. Her NEW book with Wendy Young Bloom: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids will be out in paperback Spring 2015. Dr. Kenney’s work is featured in Real Simple, Parents, Parenting and People Magazines. Dr. Kenney has spoken with ove
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