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Will Teaching My Child To Be More Skillful Really Work? Keeping it Real with Bloom Are You Ready to Become a Behavioral Detective? Help Your Children Think About How They Feel Bloom is a Way of Life With Bloom, You and Your Child are on the Same Team So, You Ask, "Where do the Blooms come in? What You Will Find In This Book How to Use This Book Intense Children Are Like Flowers in Your Garden Not All Flowers Are Created Equal Water Flowers, Not Weeds The Stinky Stuff Matters, Too Down and Dirty Don't be "Bamboozled" by Your Child's Behavior Chapter 1: AM Mayhem What Can We Do to Help? Develop Routines C-O-L-L-A-B-O-R-A-T-I-O-N is Key! Here are 5 Simple Ways to Make Mornings Less Stressful In A Nutshell: What Makes Mornings so Stressful? What You Can Think What You Can Say What You Can Do A Few Final Words Chapter 2: Room Rehab ~ How can I help my son clean his room without getting so angry? What Does It Look Like? How You Will Get "From Here to There" What You Can Think What You Can Say What You Can Do In Closing Chapter 3: A Bit on Biting What Makes Kids Bite? In a Nutshell: Why kids bite How do I "Talk It Out" with my Child? "I Gotta Do Something Quick!" We Teach Our Children into More Prosocial-Behavior How Can I Teach Our Children About Physical Space? How do I Calmly Set a Limit? What Would Modeling Look Like? "I got bit!" Act it out to fix it up Notice what IS working What You Can Think What You Can Say What You Can Do Name it, Claim it, Tame it Helping Kids Deal with Feelings is Easy as 1, 2, 3 Name It, Claim it , Tame It Chapter 4: Aggression Alley Feeling Territorial? When Are the Kids Allowed to Play Next to Each Other? Let's Dig Deeper In A Nutshell: What Makes Children Hit? How Can I Read My Child's Subtle Cues? Can You Please Lend Me Your Brain? What You Can Think What You Can Say What You Can Do In Closing... Chapter 5: Daunting Disrespect What Is The Sassing All About? What Can I Do to Minimize the Sass? Can Our Family Situation Be Part Of the Problem? What is the Sassing Really Saying? Is My Child Just Being Manipulative? Why Sassing is Such a Challenge How Long Will This Take? I Need My Child to Stop Sassing Now! Do You Hear What I Hear? What You Can Think What You Can Say What You Can Do In A Nutshell: What Makes Children Sassy? In Closing... Chapter 6: Tell, Don't Yell How Did It Come To This? What's Behind These Explosions? What's The Brain Got to Do with It? I've Seen Other Kids Get Upset, But My Child Seems to Do It All the Time. Is This Normal? Sometimes Anger Is Hurt Feelings The Little Hurts between Johnny and Mommy What You Can Think What You Can Say What You Can Do Getting On the Same Page I Parent So Differently From My Significant Other Now What? Should We Keep Playing Good Cop/Bad Cop? Is Getting on the Same Page Possible When We Can't Agree on a Parenting Style? Up to Code? Anger Management Strategies How It Works Story-Telling for Mood Management The Family Tantrum Our Whole Family Seems Out of Control How Do We Get It Back? In a Nutshell: What Make Us Spill-Over? More Resources Chapter 7: Perpetual Motion What Makes Kids Move So Much? Some Beautiful Children Simply Need Movement to Think In a Nutshell: What Makes Kids Move? Reasons Kids Need to Move How Can I Help? What You Can Think What You Can Say What You Can Do Previewing Helps Get Your "Move On" Music and Rhythm for Calming and Brain Development Food Matters Are Your Child's Neurotransmitters Online? Even More Resources More on How to Actually Be a Behavioral Detective How to Be a Behavioral Detective in 4 Easy Steps Chapter 8: Schoolhouse Blues Why Don't Kids Just Behave at School? We Teach Respect and Kindness at Home. Why Can't My Child Display These Behaviors at School? What Can Parents and Teachers Do About This? What is Misbehavior a Sign of? Who Can We See? How Can They Help? What is an Intervention? Sample Referral Questions What Do We Do With the Data? What are Executive Functions? What Does This Have to Do With Misbehavior? What You Can Think What You Can Say What You Can Do More Valuable Resources Chapter 9: Tearful Goodbyes What's The Deal behind Separation Anxiety? Is Separation Anxiety Normal? Who Gets It? What's going on behind the Tears and the Tantrums? What's the Deal with Anxiety and Can Kids Really Have It? How Long Will This Last? What Can Help? My Husband Thinks Our Child is trying to Manipulate Us. Could This Be What's Really Going On? What Can The Preschool Teacher Do to Help? This Separation Is Really Hard for me, too. Could My Child Be Aware of That? Might That Feed Her Anxiety? A Crafty Way to Deal with Separation Anxiety What You Can Think What You Can Say What You Can Do In A Nutshell: Why Is Separating so Difficult for Some Children? When It's Hard For You To Leave She Just Won't Stop Crying. Now What? A few closing word Chapter 10: Trauma: When Pain Drives Behavior Help Me Understand These Behaviors What Are Some Specific Causes of Trauma? Brave Warriors Can I Help My Child Through This Alone? An Emergency for the Body, Mind, and Emotions How Long Will the Trauma Last? Why Do Traumatized Kids Do What They Do? Shouldn't All Misbehavior Be Treated the Same Way? Trauma Requires Something Different All Adults Have the Capacity to Help Children with Trauma Can a Brain That's Been Traumatized Heal? Three Steps to Managing Trauma-Driven Behavior What You Can Think What You Can Say What You Can Do Teach Mindfulness Limbic Limbo: Strategies that Can Help More Helping Techniques Balloon Breathing Bubble Breathing When/How to Teach These Skills Keep Reviewing! Artful Interventions The Power of "NO" A Word of Caution Resources Chapter 11: Children and Grief: An Early Mourning How Are Children of Different Ages Affected by Grief? Grieving Through the Years How Do I Explain Death to My Children? Back to the Beginning The Importance of Play Validate, Validate, Validate Get More Help When Needed Should a Parent Hide Their Grief? Children Need a Model for Grief Striking a Balance Grief Waves Behavioral Issues of Grieving Children How to Help a Grieving Child What You Can Think What You Can Say What You Can Do Crazy Mixed Up Feelings Activity The Most Important Thing to Remember So Long, For Now More Resources for You

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$1000 marketing and publicity budgetNational radio and TV interviewsPromotion targeting parenting publicationsPromotion on author's websites:LYNNE KENNEYhttp://lynnekenney.com/http://kenneydigital.com/Lynne runs a digital media company with her brother, Doug Kenney, a 20-year veteran of digital and social media strategy and engagement management services. Lynne has a huge social/digital media reach. She was recently named one of the Top 100 Docs to "Listen to" on Twitter; has been featured in Real Simple, People, Parents, and Parenting magazines; and spoken with over 4000 parents and teachers in the past 20 years and appeared in over 400 TV/media segments. She understands how to leverage her and other expert's "reach".WENDY YOUNGhttp://kidlutions.blogspot.com/ Wendy has independent online social media and readership reach over 2 million across all of her social media sites, blog, website and newsletter subscribers. Her demographic is parents (ages 25-44), and pre-K through HS educators, as well as variety of therapeutic professionals (including psychologists, social workers, counselors and speech/language pathologists. She has a large following of parents with children with special needs. These two are social media dynamos and top-notch speakers with national presence.Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements

About the Author

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a mother of two, a practicing pediatric psychologist and the 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. Her content has appeared in Parenting, Parents, Real Simple, People Magazine and more. Dr. Lynne's current interest is enhancing children's math skills (ages 6-12) using movement with Play Math and Move2Think. She is currently a featured expert in Parents magazine and Working Mother magazine. Since 2006, she has co-produced three television shows and six DVDs with Baby First TV, and hosted the Baby First TV show "Baby Basics." Dr. Kenney lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and two children. Dr. Kenney is a recognized "mom social media expert," a featured contributor on Twittermoms.com and the host of The Family Coach Solution Studio on BlogTalk Radio. Her Better Living Content has appeared on ABC, the Montel Williams Show, and various child/family websites (including Ladies Home Journal and Better Homes and Gardens ). Dr. Kenney is a sought-after speaker nationally, and a respected consultant to The International Nanny Association and The National Head Start Association, for whom she was National Ambassador, 2007. 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 and adolescent mental health.

Reviews

"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"

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