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Parents, Teens & Graduation

May 29, 2012

The class of 2012 may be excited to move on, but to what exactly? Recent high school graduates are facing some big challenges.

Tuesday on Up to Date, guest host Stephen Steigman welcomes psychologist Wes Crenshaw to share his advice for new high school graduates and their parents and college graduates moving back home after being away for years.

We’ll talk about how high school grads can make the transition to college, options for grads who may not want to go straight into school, and what parents can do to help their children transition into adulthood.

How are you handling your kids' transition from high school to college or college back to home? Join our conversation. Email us at You can also post comments on KCUR's Facebook page or Tweet us at @KCURUpToDate.

Dr. Wes Crenshaw is a Kansas Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified in Couples and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and has seen families in his Lawrence practice since 1999. He is co-author of the Double Take advice column published every Monday since 2004 in the Lawrence Journal World. He compiled eight years’ worth of his best columns into two books entitled:Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Teens and Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens. Both books are co-authored by teens. He specializes in a wide variety of issues including dating, sexuality, behavior management, school problems, successful family life, and couples issues (pre-married, married, and unmarried).

Dr. Wes received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1994, was licensed in 1995 and founded an internship for doctoral students in Topeka in 1996. He was board certified and began private practice as co-owner of the Family Therapy Institute Midwest in 1999. He opened Family Psychological Services LLC, a forensic consultation practice in January 2011 and is developing a strategic practice management and billing service for mental health providers in Kansas.