Up to Date
5:17 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Parents, Teens & The Transition To High School

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.  

School buildings change, attitudes change, and the transition from adolescence to adulthood begins.

Tuesday on Up to Date Steve Kraske welcomes psychologist Wes Crenshaw to discuss how parents can make the transition easier, and offers advice to help make relationships between parent and child stronger.

Do you have advice for parents of children transitioning from adolescence to adulthood? Join the conversation: call 816 235 2888 during the show, email uptodate@kcur.org, Tweet us @KCURUptoDate, or join KCUR's Facebook discussion.

HEAR MORE: Wes Crenshaw appears Thursday evening at 6:30 at the Kansas City Library Plaza branch, 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Click here for more details and to RSVP.

Dr. Wes Crenshaw is a Kansas Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified in Couples and Family Psychology (ABPP). He has served families in Lawrence and surrounding area since 1999 and owns Family Psychological Services in Lawrence. He is co-author of the Double Take column published weekly since 2004 and currently in Monday's GO! section of the Lawrence Journal World, and Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Teens; and Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens based on eight years of columns. He 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 co-founded the Family Therapy Institute Midwest in 1999 and served as its director until December 2010. Learn more at www.dr-wes.com.

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