Channel Your Jealous Impulses
You've probably notices the phenomenon: Just about everything your family and friends post on Instagram-pictures of their kids or their gourmet meals--is impeccable. Where is the messy kitchen? What happened to all their piles of laundry? It's tempting to wish your life could be as together as everyone else's seems to be.
Oppositional Defiance Disorder
How to identify and manage a child who has it
Teens and violence: Triangle mental health experts discuss possible warning signs
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — In the past month, teenagers were the suspects in the killing of Lyric Woods and Devin Clark, and the Raleigh mass shooting.
CBS 17 wanted to know if there any warning signs parents can look for when it comes to teenagers and violence.
Building Trust in Your Marriage—In a marriage, what are the building blocks of trust?
According to the dictionary, trust is defined as “the assured reliance in the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.” Having it is a critical factor and also the main foundation for any relationship, whether it’s a friendship, a parent-child relationship, or a marriage. Once trust is broken and an individual no longer feels that he or she can rely on their partner, the bond of faith can be very challenging to repair and rebuild.
The Effects Of Marital Conflict On Your Kids
Is conflict in your marriage taking a toll on your children? Even if the arguments take place behind closed doors, they can still impact your kids. Dr. Kristen Wynns discusses some tactics parents often use without realizing the effects and how parents can resolve conflicts in a constructive manner that provides a positive behavioral model for their children.
Coping With Your Child's Behavioral And Emotional Issues
Children can place stress on any marriage, and when kids are dealing with behavioral or emotional problems, it can often be even more trying on the parents. Dr. Kristen Wynns returns to discuss some of the differences between chronic problems and those that are a natural part of development, as well as what parents can do to make sure the special needs of their children don’t take a toll on the marriage itself.
I'm Sorry, Really, I'm Sorry
Apologizing can be a lot more difficult than it seems. Dr. Kristen Wynns joins us to discuss why some of us find it so hard to apologize to our spouses, the impact of always needing to be right on a marriage, why making your spouse believe your apology is for real can be difficult, as well as her 5 steps for a sincere and constructive apology.
Family Meetings – Ugh!
It would be nice to sit down with everyone for dinner or a discussion, but with everyone’s busy lives, is rounding up the family for some time together even possible? Dr. Kristen Wynns returns to the show to share her tips on working family time into a hectic schedule and discusses the importance of regular family communication (including the kids) on your marriage.
Connecting When You're Expecting
With a baby on the way, life can become even more hectic than usual and your relationship with your spouse can be one of the first things to suffer. The physical changes can be hard enough to deal with, but what impact do changes in mood, increased responsibility, and the limelight (or lack thereof for dads) of pregnancy have on the relationship? Does the length of time you've been married before having a child make things easier? Dr. Kristen Wynns returns to the show to take a look at how factors like length of marriage, number of other children, and emotional preparedness can impact intimacy with your spouse.
Can Your Marriage Survive A Baby?
After the excitement of the birth has worn off, infants can place a lot of strain on a relationship. Do you find it hard to devote the time to your spouse and marriage that you used to? Are your children toddlers and now that you have a little more time, you feel like you hardly know your spouse? Dr. Kristen Wynns returns to the show to discuss how you can stay focused on your marriage without neglecting your responsibilities as a new parent.
How Will Infertility Affect Your Marriage?
Has the inability to conceive created problems for your personal health, relationship with your spouse, or the priorities in your marriage? Harboring guilt or resentment quickly leads to a breakdown in communication that puts your marriage in serious jeopardy. Dr. Christina Rush discusses the emotional and psychological impact of infertility on both the spouses individually and the couple as a whole, and how to approach the goal of having children and the treatments that go along with them in a way that doesn't overshadow the needs of the marriage.
Does Long-standing Sibling Rivalry Really Have An Impact On A Marriage?
So where does sibling rivalry start in the first place? According to academic professionals at the University of Michigan Health System, the most fundamental effect and characteristic of sibling rivalry is jealousy. Constant arguments between siblings create a strong feeling of tension in the household that's felt by everyone. It's also been suggested that rivalry between siblings has negative effects on the marriage of the parents, as the problems experienced between the siblings begin to make the parents more likely to disagree about who is right and who is wrong in different situations. So what is the best way to ease the tension and quell the rivalries?
Parenting Teenagers: Segment 2
Dr. Wynns discusses helpful tips for raising teenage kids. Part 2
Parenting Teenagers: Segment 1
Dr. Wynns discusses helpful tips for raising teenage kids. Part 1
WRAL TV Broadcast Interview: Inappropriate Teacher-student Relationships
Experts weigh in on teacher-student sex cases.
Mental health specialists say some teachers who engage in sex with students are pedophiles, while others are emotionally needy.
Marriage and Parenting 101
Marriage And Parenting 101 Blog
Cary Magazine Article: Overcoming School Anxiety
For many preschool-age children, school anxiety is a real problem that leads to stress, somatic symptoms such as headaches and stomach aches, and behavior problems. In fact, school anxiety is often part and parcel of school refusal, which can be one of the most stressful issues parents face. Parents often feel helpless, guilty and overwhelmed. So what can you do if your preschooler is experiencing school anxiety?
The No Wimpy Parenting Handbook
An Easy Guide For Reclaiming Your Parenting Power.
Are you frustrated and at the end of your rope when it comes to parenting? The No Wimpy Parenting Handbook is a must-have resource for parents who are tired of having no power in their own homes! The No Wimpy Parenting handbook is meant to empower parents with easy tips and effective strategies to transform their homes. There is an epidemic of kids running the show and having way too much power in the family. As a result, parents feel helpless, exhausted, and hopeless in their own homes. Dr. Wynns, the author and founder of No Wimpy Parenting™, was inspired to start a movement, daresay a revolution, to empower parents to take back their power! Unlike other parenting books which collect dust on night stands or serve as coasters, the No Wimpy Parenting handbook can be absorbed in a few hours or days! Parents are invited to join the revolution and restore the proper balance of power and authority in the home. The No Wimpy Parenting handbook provides user-friendly tips on identifying power suckers, establishing effective discipline strategies, improving the bond with your children, and getting on the same page with your co-parent. In addition, sample charts, cheat sheets, and discount codes for customized consultations are available. The techniques and advice have already been soundly tested and successfully implemented in many families who have had No Wimpy Parenting coaching services. Do you feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the demands of parenting? Do you think you have tried everything and nothing works to change the unhealthy dynamics in your home? Don't give up! You are not alone. Join the No Wimpy Parenting revolution today!
New Lesson for NC Classrooms: Teaching Social Skills
Teachers and parents are realizing some children could use help with the simplest of social skills, like greeting a stranger or carrying on casual conversation. The National Association of School Psychologists now includes the training in its recommended curriculum. In the past, social skills training was exclusively used for students with diagnosed problems such as autism, but psychotherapist Kristen Wynns says more children now need basic training on how to relate to others. Wynns Family Psychology is featured in this Public News Service social skills article. You can download the Public News Service social skills MP3 news clip here. Learn more about Wynns Family Psychology Social Skills Groups.