Teenagers http://kcur.org en Wes Crenshaw: Parents, Teens And Maturity http://kcur.org/post/wes-crenshaw-parents-teens-and-maturity <p></p><p>When an old-timer mutters, “Oh, kids today… they’re not like we were,” he might be right. Statistics show that young people are waiting longer to tie the knot, and the change may be down to the maturity of the guys.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a> psychologist Wes Crenshaw joins us to examine this shift. We explore changes in dating practices and why teens might be slower to mature these days, especially if they’re boys.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 59130 at http://kcur.org Wes Crenshaw: Parents, Teens And Maturity Why Fewer Teens Are Spending Their Summer Lifeguarding http://kcur.org/post/why-fewer-teens-are-spending-their-summer-lifeguarding <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Temperatures are rising, but a shortage of lifeguards in some communities is keeping pools closed.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Once a stereotypical way to make some summer cash, fewer teens are willing to go through expensive training for a minimum wage job.</p><p>And while the problem here isn't as pronounced as in Austin, Texas, which had to delay opening half its pools, there are still cities scrambling to recruit the needed lifeguards to keep swimmers safe.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">It takes a lot of lifeguards to keep one pool safe</strong></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:43:19 +0000 Elle Moxley 57804 at http://kcur.org Why Fewer Teens Are Spending Their Summer Lifeguarding Parents, Teens And Attention Deficit Disorder http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-and-attention-deficit-disorder <p></p><p>The terms ADD and ADHD have become common parlance as more and more kids get diagnosed with these attention disorders. But what’s the difference between your average squirmy kid and one who needs treatment?</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with psychologist Wes Crenshaw and a few local teens about how kids are diagnosed and whether doctors are over-diagnosing when it comes to these conditions. We also take a look at how to get the right treatments and what a difference that can make.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 55485 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens And Attention Deficit Disorder Parents, Teens & Money http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-money <p>Every parent these days hears it from their children: “I want a new smartphone” or “We have to get a new tablet—I’ll just die without one.” But how do you teach kids to value how expensive it is to keep up with the Joneses?</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, psychologist Wes Crenshaw joins us to talk about teen entitlement and how you can help your kids learn the value of money. We discuss how to explain the difference between needs and wants and how to get your teen thinking on the same page as you when it comes to the next upgrade.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 54387 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Money Parents, Teens And A Different Gender War http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-and-different-gender-war <p>The idea of a gender war is nothing new, but what has changed is who’s winning: It's the girls.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, psychologist Wes Crenshaw joins us to talk about the switch and why it’s happening. We’ll look at how lower graduation rates and grades from boys are affecting this trend.</p><p>We’ll get a teen perspective on what we can change to help boys regain equal footing.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:50:14 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 52648 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens And A Different Gender War How To Have 'The Talk' With Your Teen http://kcur.org/post/how-have-talk-your-teen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s something that every parent should do, but many don’t know how, or feel really awkward trying, to get it together to have ... "The Talk." &nbsp;These days it’s about more complicated issues than just the birds and the bees — gender identity, casual hookups and more play into the discussion.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Steve Kraske talks with psychologist Wes Crenshaw about how parents can approach the topic of sex with their kids. A teenager and her mother join the conversation to discuss their method for handling the subject.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:14:29 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 51406 at http://kcur.org How To Have 'The Talk' With Your Teen Parents, Teens And Starting College http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-and-starting-college <p></p><p>Late nights, too much microwave popcorn and a whole lot of work—getting used to college in your first semester is tough.</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, psychologist Wes Crenshaw joins us to talk about the difficulties freshmen have adjusting to a whole new lifestyle away from home. Steve Kraske's son, Nick, just finished his first taste of college, and he joins us to give the view from the trenches.</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guests:</span></strong></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:29:32 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 48662 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens And Starting College Best Books Of 2013 For Children And Teens http://kcur.org/post/best-books-2013-children-and-teens <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The cold weather is starting to set in, and your kids will need something to keep them occupied—or you may risk a case of cabin fever.</span><br /><br />&nbsp;</div><div>In the second part of Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, three librarians join us to offer their recommendations for the best children's, young adult and teen reads.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><br /><br /><strong>The "Best of 2013"</strong><p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:20:52 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 48530 at http://kcur.org Best Books Of 2013 For Children And Teens Parents, Teens And Being LGBT http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-and-being-lgbt <p>The experience of being &nbsp;an openly gay, transgendered or bisexual teen has changed dramatically, just in the past few years. It's especially evident for those young adults who choose to come out to friends and family while they're in high school.</p><p></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:48:05 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 47020 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens And Being LGBT Parents, Teens & Divorce http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-divorce <p>Divorce presents difficult situations for any family, but it can be especially disruptive to teenagers. Just how much it affects them depends on how parents shape the situation.</p><p>On Monday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, psychologist <strong>Wes Crenshaw</strong> joins us with a few teen guests to talk about what it&rsquo;s like to be caught in the middle, what parents can do to make the transition easier and what factors mark the difference between a clean break and a chaotic split.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 45069 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Divorce Parents, Teens & Sexual Development http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-sexual-development <p></p><p>When it comes to pornography, the days of sneaking a peek at a Playboy at the drugstore have faded. The internet seems to have everything, and that’s especially true when you’re talking about porn.</p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 43608 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Sexual Development Parents, Teens & High School Dating http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-high-school-dating <p>It’s almost back to school time, and that means worrying about getting the right school supplies, remembering a locker combination and, if you’re a teenager, figuring out how you fit in the dating scene.</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with psychologist <strong>Wes Crenshaw</strong> and teen experts <strong>Kendra Schwartz </strong>and <strong>Josie Myers </strong>about how teens might find real love in high school, while swimming in a sea of hormones, hook-ups and angst.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 41812 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & High School Dating Sexual Assault, Rape Culture And Missouri State Law http://kcur.org/post/sexual-assault-rape-culture-and-missouri-state-law <p></p><p><a href="http://kcur.org/post/why-was-maryville-rape-case-dropped">The Maryville rape case</a> leaves us with a lot of questions – the main one being: why was the case dropped? And, perhaps more importantly, why do similar cases keep happening all over the country?&nbsp;</p><p>For a better understanding of the issue, <em>KC Currents' </em>Susan Wilson talked with Dr. Kimberly Lonsway, Director of Research at End Violence Against Women International.</p><p><strong>INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:</strong></p><p><em>On myths surrounding rape and sexual assault:</em></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:06:47 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Monica Sandreczki 41520 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Technology http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-technology-0 <p></p><p>That tweet that's so important to share now may not look so good later. The immediacy of social media appeals to teens, but in the quest for popularity, many don't think about privacy.</p><p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 40075 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Technology Parents, Teens & Socializing http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-socializing <p>If your child’s not the type to <strong>wear his heart on his sleeve</strong> or she often <strong>stays quiet in a crowd</strong>, he or she might be an introvert.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Stephen Steigman 36737 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Socializing The Ethics Professors: College Sports, Parental Responsibility & Citizen Well-being http://kcur.org/post/ethics-professors-college-sports-parental-responsibility-citizen-well-being <p>How much power is <strong>too much</strong> when it comes to the hallowed fields of <strong>college sports</strong>? Thu, 25 Apr 2013 16:47:36 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 35686 at http://kcur.org The Ethics Professors: College Sports, Parental Responsibility & Citizen Well-being Looking To The Future For Inner-City Kids http://kcur.org/post/looking-future-inner-city-kids <p></p><p>You’ve heard of the <strong>Lone Ranger</strong>, but here in Kansas City, there’s a a <strong>different group of rangers</strong> that values <strong>teamwork and community service</strong> as a way to make brighter futures for <strong>at-risk inner-city youth</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:31:56 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Elizabeth Alex 35302 at http://kcur.org Looking To The Future For Inner-City Kids Parents, Teens & College http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-college <p></p><p></p><p>The four-year graduation rate for the class of freshmen that started at the University of Kansas in 2008 is&nbsp;<strong>37.2 percent</strong>, and it hints that&nbsp;<strong>not all high school seniors are ready to go on to college</strong>.</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 35119 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & College 'My Life, My Town': Madelyne And Landon Brand http://kcur.org/post/my-life-my-town-madelyne-and-landon-brand <p>More than a quarter of Missouri's population lives in rural areas. The series "<a href="http://www.mylifemytown.org/">My Life, My Town</a>" documents the lives of teenagers from small Missouri towns. These are the youth who make up the<em> </em>future of rural life -- IF they decide to stay. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:23:00 +0000 KBIA and Columbia Missourian 32921 at http://kcur.org 'My Life, My Town': Madelyne And Landon Brand 'My Life, My Town': Alaysha Jefferson http://kcur.org/post/my-life-my-town-alaysha-jefferson <p>More than a quarter of Missouri's population lives in rural areas. The series "<a href="http://www.mylifemytown.org/">My Life, My Town</a>" documents the lives of teenagers from small Missouri towns. These are the youth who make up the future of rural life -- IF they decide to stay. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 KBIA and Columbia Missourian 32920 at http://kcur.org 'My Life, My Town': Alaysha Jefferson Parents, Teens & Break-ups http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-break-ups <p>Paul Simon might know <strong>50 ways to leave your lover</strong>, but psychologist <strong>Wes Crenshaw</strong> has his own list. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 33489 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Break-ups 'My Life, My Town': Monica Martinez http://kcur.org/post/my-life-my-town-monica-martinez <p>More than a quarter of Missouri's population lives in rural areas. The series "<a href="http://www.mylifemytown.org/">My Life, My Town</a>" documents the lives of<em> </em>teenagers from small Missouri towns. These are the youth who make up the future of rural life -- IF they decide to stay. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 KBIA and Columbia Missourian 32917 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Dating http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-dating <p><strong>Love is in the air</strong>… and maybe striking <strong>some terror</strong> in the hearts of parents. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 31945 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Dating Teens And Date Rape http://kcur.org/post/teens-and-date-rape <p></p><p>Teens and young adults are in their peak years socially; out with friends and learning about love and sexuality. Often that includes an energetic, even raucous party scene.</p><p>But there’s a darker side that young people don’t often acknowledge or sometimes even recognize--sexual assault.&nbsp;It’s a situation&nbsp;<strong>no one wants to imagine</strong>&nbsp;can happen. But for many teens,&nbsp;<strong>date rape</strong>&nbsp;has become an&nbsp;<strong>unfortunate reality</strong>&nbsp;in their lives.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 30387 at http://kcur.org Teens And Date Rape Parents, Teens, Sexuality & The Holidays http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-sexuality-holidays <p>No one ever said it was easy to raise a teenager, but <strong>what do you do when Plan B becomes Plan A</strong>?<br> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 29204 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens, Sexuality & The Holidays Parents, Teens & Eating Disorders: How To Handle A Problem http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-eating-disorders-how-handle-problem <p>A plump roast turkey, creamy mountains of mashed potatoes and thick wedges of pumpkin pie are what <strong>many people look forward</strong> <strong>to</strong> during the holiday season. </p> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 27715 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Eating Disorders: How To Handle A Problem Teenage Sexuality: Casual Or Committed? http://kcur.org/post/teenage-sexuality-casual-or-committed <p>Radical monogamy or casual hookup— what do teenagers choose when they start dating? Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:39:37 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 26079 at http://kcur.org Teenage Sexuality: Casual Or Committed? Bye, Mom. Bye, Dad. The Kids Go To College http://kcur.org/post/bye-mom-bye-dad-kids-go-college <p>After 18 years of nurturing, many parents are taking their kids to college for the first time.</p> <p>The days leading up to the big move of independence can be exciting for some, and sad for others. We're not talking about the kids themselves: we're talking about parents.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:33:13 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 23000 at http://kcur.org Bye, Mom. Bye, Dad. The Kids Go To College Wake Up, Kids! Children, Sleep, & School http://kcur.org/post/wake-kids-children-sleep-school <p>What teenager hasn't slept in until Noon on a weekend?</p> <p>It comes as no surprise when you consider that teens need more sleep then their younger counterparts. So why, then, do we ask teens to be the ones to start the school day, as early as 7 a.m.? Why do their elementary-aged sisters and brothers get to start school later?</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:04:04 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 22990 at http://kcur.org Wake Up, Kids! Children, Sleep, & School Parents, Teens & The Transition To High School http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-transition-high-school <p>Going back to school after a long summer is tough for many students, but even more difficult for those moving from middle to high school.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:17:32 +0000 Stephen Steigman 22298 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & The Transition To High School