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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.
05/02/2023
When Your Husband Doesn't e-mail back
Have you ever e-mailed your husband at work, writing something along the lines of "Hope you're having a great day! Please remember to pick up the veggie tray for the party, get my oil changed, and mover the clothes to the dryer when you get home. Thanks!"--only to get this response: (Insert crickets chirping)?
05/02/2023
Is Your Tween In a Relationship?
If so, it's important to be clear about your rules.
05/02/2023
Plan a DIY Date Night for Less
You can expect dinner out to cost upwards of $100 per couple-not cheap! Why not tap into your creativity and turn your house into a restaurant instead?
05/02/2023
When Your Kids are Begging for a Pet
There are countless upsides to owning a furry friend (other than all the cuddles & kisses). Taking care of a pet has been shown to help children feel compassion for animals, people, and even themselves. In this hectic world, it's also nice that petting a dog or cat is linked to lower stress and better mental health. But before you run to a shelter or pet shop, ask yourself:
05/02/2023
Counsel on Giving Counsel
Even though offering up good advice seems like a prerequisite for being a good friend, it's sometimes harder than we think.
05/02/2023
When Your Kid Sees the Glass Half Empty
Does your child or teen tend to take a negative perspective on every schoolyard scenario?
05/02/2023
Oppositional Defiance Disorder
How to identify and manage a child who has it
05/02/2023
What You Should Know About Free Range Parenting
Would you let your 10-year-old take a public bus alone? Or would you allow your 7-year-old to ride in an elevator without you? Many parents who embrace so-called free-range parenting would say, "Why not?"
05/02/2023
NBC17 My Carolina - Wynns discusses early Kindergarten
Dr. Kristen Wynns from Wynns Family Psychology joins us with some expert advice on how to determine if your kid is ready to start Kindergarten in the fall, She’s also sharing details on an upcoming Kindergarten Fair where you can find all the help, resources and FREE screenings you’ll need.
03/21/2023
Early entry to Kindergarten - DCDC Podcast
Discovery Child Development Center Podcast Episode 27 - Early entry to Kindergarten - Dr. Kristen Wynns of Wynns Family Psychology (Cary and North Raleigh) joins us to discuss the process of early entry into kindergarten, as well as factors parents should weigh when considering early entry.
03/21/2023
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.
11/18/2022
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.
10/20/2022
Let’s Get Physical
How can your commitment to health affect your commitment to the one you love?
10/19/2022
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.
09/29/2022
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.
09/29/2022
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.
09/29/2022
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.
09/29/2022
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.
09/29/2022
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.
09/29/2022
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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!
10/11/2017
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In the Studio Radio Segment 3: Mike

Dr. Wynns sits down in the studio to offer some insights with Bob, Mike, Kentucky Kristin, and Weird-Creepy John about their histories and relevant issues in their lives. It's G105 Bob and the Showgram therapy at it's finest :-)
09/29/2022
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NBC17 My Carolina - Wynns discusses early Kindergarten

Dr. Kristen Wynns from Wynns Family Psychology joins us with some expert advice on how to determine if your kid is ready to start Kindergarten in the fall, She’s also sharing details on an upcoming Kindergarten Fair where you can find all the help, resources and FREE screenings you’ll need.
03/21/2023

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.
09/29/2022
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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.
05/02/2023

When Your Husband Doesn't e-mail back

Have you ever e-mailed your husband at work, writing something along the lines of "Hope you're having a great day! Please remember to pick up the veggie tray for the party, get my oil changed, and mover the clothes to the dryer when you get home. Thanks!"--only to get this response: (Insert crickets chirping)?
05/02/2023

Is Your Tween In a Relationship?

If so, it's important to be clear about your rules.
05/02/2023

Plan a DIY Date Night for Less

You can expect dinner out to cost upwards of $100 per couple-not cheap! Why not tap into your creativity and turn your house into a restaurant instead?
05/02/2023

When Your Kids are Begging for a Pet

There are countless upsides to owning a furry friend (other than all the cuddles & kisses). Taking care of a pet has been shown to help children feel compassion for animals, people, and even themselves. In this hectic world, it's also nice that petting a dog or cat is linked to lower stress and better mental health. But before you run to a shelter or pet shop, ask yourself:
05/02/2023

Counsel on Giving Counsel

Even though offering up good advice seems like a prerequisite for being a good friend, it's sometimes harder than we think.
05/02/2023

When Your Kid Sees the Glass Half Empty

Does your child or teen tend to take a negative perspective on every schoolyard scenario?
05/02/2023

Oppositional Defiance Disorder

How to identify and manage a child who has it
05/02/2023

What You Should Know About Free Range Parenting

Would you let your 10-year-old take a public bus alone? Or would you allow your 7-year-old to ride in an elevator without you? Many parents who embrace so-called free-range parenting would say, "Why not?"
05/02/2023

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.
11/18/2022

Marriage and Parenting 101

Marriage And Parenting 101 Blog
09/29/2022

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?
09/28/2022

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.
08/16/2010
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Early entry to Kindergarten - DCDC Podcast

Discovery Child Development Center Podcast Episode 27 - Early entry to Kindergarten - Dr. Kristen Wynns of Wynns Family Psychology (Cary and North Raleigh) joins us to discuss the process of early entry into kindergarten, as well as factors parents should weigh when considering early entry.
03/21/2023

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.
10/20/2022

Let’s Get Physical

How can your commitment to health affect your commitment to the one you love?
10/19/2022

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.
09/29/2022

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.
09/29/2022

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.
09/29/2022

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.
09/29/2022

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.
09/29/2022

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.
09/29/2022

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.
09/29/2022

Happy Mother's Day: Making Your Wife Feel Appreciated As A Mother

With Mother's Day just around the corner, we're all reminded just how important it is to show appreciation for the mothers in our lives. But sometimes we can forget that it's just as important to show appreciation and support for your wife's role as a mother throughout the rest of the year. What are some of the issues mothers deal with on a daily basis that sometimes go unnoticed, and what can husbands do to show their appreciation?
09/29/2022

What Do Men Really Want? (It's Not What You Think.)

There are a lot of stereotypes about men and what they want, and nearly everyone has heard them. But believing that men are as simple as the stereotypes say can make you miss out on more meaningful ways to make him happy and strengthen your relationship together. Do you think you know what men really want out of their relationships?
09/29/2022

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?
09/29/2022

Children Refusing To Go To School

G105 Showgram Psychologist Dr. Kristen Wynns sheds some light on why kids may feel stress and anxiety about going to school... and what you can do about it.
09/29/2022

Financial Stress: Segment 2

Job troubles? Cary NC Psychologist Dr. Kristen Wynns discusses strategies to battle financial stress with G105's Bob and the Showgram crew. Part 2
09/29/2022

Financial Stress: Segment 1

Job troubles? Cary NC Psychologist Dr. Kristen Wynns discusses strategies to battle financial stress with G105's Bob and the Showgram crew. Part 1
09/29/2022

Parenting Teenagers: Segment 2

Dr. Wynns discusses helpful tips for raising teenage kids. Part 2
09/29/2022

Parenting Teenagers: Segment 1

Dr. Wynns discusses helpful tips for raising teenage kids. Part 1
09/29/2022

Parenting Questions with Mike: Segment 3

Dr. Kristen Wynns discusses parenting with Bob and the Showgram's Mike. Part 3
09/29/2022

Parenting Questions with Mike: Segment 2

Dr. Kristen Wynns discusses parenting with Bob and the Showgram's Mike. Part 2
09/29/2022

Parenting Questions with Mike: Segment 1

Dr. Kristen Wynns discusses parenting with Bob and the Showgram's Mike. Part 1
09/29/2022

Considerations Of Being A Surrogate Mother

Dr. Wynns talks with Kentucky Kristin about the considerations of being a surrogate mother.
09/29/2022

Dr. Wynns Gets A Theme Song And Discusses John's Body-type Preferences.

Dr. Wynns Gets A Theme Song And Discusses John's Body-type Preferences.
09/29/2022

Dr. Wynns Gets A Theme Song

Dr. Wynns Gets A Theme Song
09/29/2022

In the Studio Radio Segment 5: Answering More Questions

Dr. Wynns sits down in the studio to offer some insights with Bob, Mike, Kentucky Kristin, and Weird-Creepy John about their histories and relevant issues in their lives. It's G105 Bob and the Showgram therapy at it's finest :-)
09/29/2022

In the Studio Radio Segment 4: Hollywood Headlines & Bob

Dr. Wynns sits down in the studio to offer some insights with Bob, Mike, Kentucky Kristin, and Weird-Creepy John about their histories and relevant issues in their lives. It's G105 Bob and the Showgram therapy at it's finest :-)
09/29/2022

In the Studio Radio Segment 3: Mike

Dr. Wynns sits down in the studio to offer some insights with Bob, Mike, Kentucky Kristin, and Weird-Creepy John about their histories and relevant issues in their lives. It's G105 Bob and the Showgram therapy at it's finest :-)
09/29/2022

In the Studio Radio Segment 2: Kristin

Dr. Wynns sits down in the studio to offer some insights with Bob, Mike, Kentucky Kristin, and Weird-Creepy John about their histories and relevant issues in their lives. It's G105 Bob and the Showgram therapy at it's finest :-)
09/29/2022

In the Studio Radio Segment 1: John

Dr. Wynns sits down in the studio to offer some insights with Bob, Mike, Kentucky Kristin, and Weird-Creepy John about their histories and relevant issues in their lives. It's G105 Bob and the Showgram therapy at it's finest :-)
09/29/2022

Compulsive Snacking

G105 Bob and the Showgram Psychologist. G105 Bob and the Showgram Therapist. G105 Bob and the Showgram Psychiatrist. What's the difference? Dr. Wynns discusses these differences among psychologists, therapists, and psychiatrists. She also talks with Bob Dumas about his favorite snack mix and compulsive personality.
09/29/2022

Why We Buy And Relationships

Dr. Wynns offers some insight into the purchases people make and Kentucky Kristin's relationship with her boyfriend.
09/29/2022

Fears And Phobias

Dr. Wynns discusses the difference between fears and phobias with G105's Bob and the Showgram.
09/29/2022

How And If You Should Talk To Your Kids About The Orlando Shootings

Dr. Wynns discusses how and if parents should talk to their children about the Orlando, Florida shooting with G105's Bob and the Showgram. June 13, 2016.
09/29/2022
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