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Parents, Teens And Starting College

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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.

Guests:

  • Dr. Wes Crenshaw, psychologist 
  • Nick Kraske, freshman at DePaul University
  • Katie Guyot, former co-author of Double Take, is a freshman at Kenyon College in  Ohio.
  • Emily Van Schmus is a freshman at Drake University in Des Moines.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.