teens

Up To Date
4:14 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

How To Have 'The Talk' With Your Teen

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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."  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. 

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.

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Up to Date
11:29 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Parents, Teens And Starting College

College life can be a big adjustment for freshmen.
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Late nights, too much microwave popcorn and a whole lot of work—getting used to college in your first semester is tough.

On Monday's Up to Date, 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.

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Up to Date
11:20 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Best Books Of 2013 For Children And Teens

Kate McNair, Dennis Ross and Debbie McLeod join Steve Kraske to share their favorite children's, young adult and teen books from this year.

  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.

 In the second part of Wednesday's Up to Date, three librarians join us to offer their recommendations for the best children's, young adult and teen reads. 

The "Best of 2013"

 From Kate McNair, young adult librarian, Johnson County Library:

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Up to Date
3:48 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Parents, Teens And Being LGBT

It's easier to be be openly gay in today's teen culture than it was just a few years ago.
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The experience of being  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.

On Monday's Up to Date, psychologist Wes Crenshaw joins us with a few teen guests to talk about their experiences with the rapid change in attitudes.

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Up to Date
12:00 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

Parents, Teens & Divorce

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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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.

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.

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Up to Date
12:00 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Parents, Teens & Sexual Development

Psychologist Wes Crenshaw joins us to discuss how sexual material teens find online affects their development.
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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.

On Monday's Up to Date, psychologist Wes Crenshaw joins us to discuss how the availability and increasing explicit nature of pornography is affect sexual development in teens. We discuss why the impact of pornography is different today and how parents can approach the topic with their teens.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Parents, Teens & High School Dating

Psychologist Wes Crenshaw talks with Steve Kraske about teen relationships.
Credit Jeff Weston/Flickr-CC

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.

On Tuesday's Up to Date, we talk with psychologist Wes Crenshaw and teen experts Kendra Schwartz and Josie Myers about how teens might find real love in high school, while swimming in a sea of hormones, hook-ups and angst.

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Up to Date
12:00 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Parents, Teens & Technology

Popularity is often more of a concern than privacy when teens use technology.
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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.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Parents, Teens & Socializing

Credit Ian Coulter

If your child’s not the type to wear his heart on his sleeve or she often stays quiet in a crowd, he or she might be an introvert. 

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Up to Date
11:47 am
Thu April 25, 2013

The Ethics Professors: College Sports, Parental Responsibility & Citizen Well-being

College basketball
Ben Stanfield

How much power is too much when it comes to the hallowed fields of college sports?

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Up to Date
10:31 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Looking To The Future For Inner-City Kids

Urban Rangers

You’ve heard of the Lone Ranger, but here in Kansas City, there’s a a different group of rangers that values teamwork and community service as a way to make brighter futures for at-risk inner-city youth

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Parents, Teens & College

UCLA dorm room
Alton

The four-year graduation rate for the class of freshmen that started at the University of Kansas in 2008 is 37.2 percent, and it hints that not all high school seniors are ready to go on to college.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Parents, Teens & Break-ups

Nevit Dilmen

Paul Simon might know 50 ways to leave your lover, but psychologist Wes Crenshaw has his own list.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Parents, Teens, Sexuality & The Holidays

Plan B pill

No one ever said it was easy to raise a teenager, but what do you do when Plan B becomes Plan A?

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Up to Date
12:00 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Parents, Teens & Eating Disorders: How To Handle A Problem

Glass of water on an empty plate
Jean Fortunet

A plump roast turkey, creamy mountains of mashed potatoes and thick wedges of pumpkin pie are what many people look forward to during the holiday season.

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Up to Date
12:39 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Teenage Sexuality: Casual Or Committed?

Teenage couple
National Archives and Records Administration

Radical monogamy or casual hookup— what do teenagers choose when they start dating?

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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.  

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Up to Date
3:00 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

The Birds, The Bees, & The Teens

Design by Mike Jacobsen

Unless one possesses a vast reservoir of undaunted cool, undertaking the sex talk with teens can be a challenge.

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Up to Date
9:26 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Parents, Teens & Graduation

Students move into Duke University dorms in the 1960s. Was it any easier for their parents?
Repository : Duke University Archives. Durham, North Carolina, USA

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

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Up to Date
5:35 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Parents, Teens, & Bullying

It's become all too common: kids bullying other kids.

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Up to Date
1:16 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Parents, Teens & Technology

Your son wants to hang out at a friend’s house: he calls your cell to cell to ask.  Your daughter is staying late at school: she sends you a text.

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Up to Date
5:10 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Parents, Teens, & ADHD

Why have we seen so many children, teenagers, and adults diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Symptoms of ADHD include lack of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior.  And for parents with teens, ADHD can be a troubling diagnosis on top of an already difficult period in a child's life.  Many teens have trouble following through on instructions and don't seem to listen when spoken to directly, but it's important to know when a teen is just being a teen...or when their condition requires special attention.

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Up to Date
9:15 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Parents, Teens & Tension

Is this what your family feels like after a few days of winter break?
simpsoncrazy.com

So your kid went off to college, experienced freedom, set his own schedule, abided by his own rules, and now he’s home for winter break…for a few weeks.

Yeah, there’s gonna be some tension.  We've seen it play out in movies and TV shows that poke fun at family dysfunction around the holidays.

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KCUR News
10:10 am
Tue June 22, 2010

New Summer Job Opportunities For Some KC Teens

Kansas City, MO – About 4,800 young people whose families are on public assistance will get jobs throughout Missouri this summer. Governor Jay Nixon and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver kicked off a federally-funded jobs program this afternoon, while fresh concrete was laid in front of a house for a walkway.

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