Parents, Teens & Divorce | KCUR

Parents, Teens & Divorce

Oct 13, 2013

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.

Divorce can be painful for everyone. Dr. Wes Crenshaw joins Steve Kraske to talk about what parents can do to make it less hurtful for teens.
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On Monday's Up to Date, psychologist Wes Crenshaw joins us with a few teen guests to talk about what it’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.


  • Dr. Wes Crenshaw is a board certified family psychologist. He writes the weekly Double Take advice column for teens and parents in the Lawrence Journal World. He’s the author the Dear Dr. Wes series of books for teens and parents, and a forthcoming guide to successful living with ADHD, I Always Want to Be Where I’m Not.
  • Elizabeth is a junior at an area private high school. Her parents divorced when she was in seventh grade. 
  • Megan is a senior at an area public high school. Her parents divorced when she was in seventh grade.