Dr. Wes coauthored Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Teens and Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens. He is the weekly coauthor of the Double Take advice column and a frequent guest on TV and radio shows locally and across the country, as well as a lively speaker to schools and church groups. Click on the links below to order his books, read his column, and listen to recordings of past shows to learn more about current topics in Family Psychology including general parenting strategies with teens, diagnosing and treating ADHD, prevention of bullying, dealing with young adults living at home, planning for college and much more.
Other Books by Wes Crenshaw, PhD
Dr. Wes appears around the 15th of each month on Up to Date with Steve Kraske at 11:00 am on Kansas City Public Media KCUR FM.. We never fail to light up the switchboard with thoughtful calls from listeners! Join the conversation by emailing your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAILING OUT OF COLLEGE. What happens when your child’s college dream turns into a nightmare of collapsing grades, lost scholarships, academic probation or even dismissal?
DR. WES BREAK UP RULES. It's never any fun, but there's a way to break up a romantic relationship, and a way not to. How teens, young adults, and everyone else can improve their relationship endings.
DR. WES DATING RULES. Dr. Wes discusses his rules for dating. Although honed over 20 years of experience with teens and young adults, they work pretty well for the over 25 crowd too, including recently divorced adults who are re-entering the dating pool.
DATE RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT: Tammara Webber author of Easy joins Dr. Wes to discuss this important topic and take listener's calls about how teens and young adults can reduce the risk of sexual assault and how to cope when it happens.
PLAN B AND OTHER TOPICS: Dr. Wes discusses several teen topics, including the new guidelines on emergency contraception; how to handle young adults over the holidays; and end the semester stress over finals.
ANOREXIA AND BULEMIA: Dr. Wes and co-columnist Katie Guyot discuss these difficult teen disorders
TEEN DATING AND SEXUALTY: Dr. Wes and a Panel of Young Adults discuss what's happening today in teen sexuality.
KID PROOFING YOUR DIVORCE: Dr. Wes and Ron Nelson, Attorney at Law discuss how to keep your divorce from going high conflict.
BACK TO SCHOOL: For kids transitioning from elementary to middle school and from middle to high school it's an especially stressful time of year.
LETS TALK ABOUT SEX (PLEASE!): Helping Forge Healthy Conversations with Teens.
NEW GRADUATES: Welcome to Adult Life!
BULLYING: Teaching Empathy, Ethics and Excellence
TEENS TECHNOLOGY: The Missing Ethics Manual
ADHD IN TEENS & ADULTS: Busting the Myths of Diagnosis and Treatment
My Fourteen Principals for ADHD People (cited on KCUR Up to Date ADHD show)
VALENTINES DAY 2012: Teens and Young Adults in the Modern Dating World
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Avoiding Conflict Between Parents & Adult Children on Break
Listen to the Podcast: Dr. Wes speaks at the Kansas City Public Library on teen dating and sexuality, and offering general parenting tips based on Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Teens and Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens.
Breaking Up is Hard to Do. But Not As Hard as You Think. Dr. Wes joins Lauren Halifax on the Fox4 Morning Show to discuss his best rules for breaking up, which he calls the most essential tool in dating. Hint: It's called "breaking up" for a reason...because it's broken.
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Dr. Wes Dating Rules. Dr. Wes joins Fox4 Morning Show to discuss his best rules for dating. Whether you're a teen or adult, these guidelines will keep you on track in finding love..
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Acquaintance Rape and Sexual Assault. Dr. Wes returns to the Fox4 Morning Show with Lauren Halifax to discuss this important topic. He's joined by his friend and New York Times Bestselling author, Tammara Webber author of Easy, a novel that wraps a college student's recovery from sexual assault inside a high interest romance for teens and young adults.
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Teen Tech. Dr. Wes joins Lauren Halifax on the Fox4 Morning Show to talk about the missing ethics manual in your child's Christmas gift gadget box. Don't wait until problems arise. Start writing your manual now with tips on the good and bad uses of technology.
The Sex Talk is So 1985. Today parents need to start talking to their kids about sex when they're younger and keep talking all the way through adolescence. Dr. Wes appears on Great Day St. Louis to help parents gain some confidence and get started. By the way, this was the day after Prince Harry got photographed in the buff cavorting with young ladies in Las Vegas! Perhaps he didn't get the sex talk yet?
Back to School. School transitions can be stressful for teens, and even more so for parents. Get some quick tips about how to work with teens to create a good communication, avoid cyber bullies and even set a good plan for leaving home for college, trade school, or work. Lots of info in a 3 minute interview with Lauren Halifax.
Supreme Court Ruling. In all the brouhaha surrounding the Affordable Care Act, there was a lot less ink and air time given to The Court's latest decision on how teenagers are treated in sentencing. The court struck down 29 state requirements that teens who commit capital crimes be given mandatory life sentences without possibility of parole. Dr. Wes discusses the ruling with Jim Bohannon on his nationally syndicated talk show and explains the psychological basis for the decision.
Oh what silliness is this? Dr. Wes discusses The Ugly Meter joke app on St. Louis Channel 5, and explains why it's not the best idea for teens, particularly younger ones who may mistake it's sardonic use of a random number generator for a real estimate of attractiveness. Dr. Wes says, stick with Angry Birds.
Bullying. Dr. Wes discusses bullying with the host of STL Moms, focusing on the 3-Es parents must live by and reinforce with positive and negative consequences traditional bullying has given way to "mean kid" behavior used to control the social hierarchy. And are girls really meaner than boys in bullying?
Dr. Wes and teen coauthors are weekly contributors to the Ten to Twenty Parenting Blog including reprints of past Double Take columns and other opinion and commentary about raising teens. Check out Ten to Twenty and remember it's a age, not a sentence!
Book Dr. Wes to Speak. Dr. Wes is an accomplished speaker. He has presented programs at the American Psychological Association Continuing Education Conferences, The Erickson Foundation, as well as to local civic groups. You can listen to his radio interviews online to get a feel for his humorous, direct presentation style on topics related to parenting teens. Click here to email us and set up a time for him to speak to your group.