How to be a role model for your children

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How to be a role model for your children

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Looking back on raising my four kids and what it is that may be contributed to them being happy people and functioning young adults, I think it was the example that my wife and I tried to set early on. Your duties and responsibilities as a parent can be burdensome, but your work as a role model for your child is the most important thing. Teaching them to be compassionate, teaching them to love others, teaching them to respect others is the most important place to start and with that foundation, when they start to absorb that as a young child, you can establish borders and boundaries for them and talk to them about those borders and boundaries and help them to live within them. And more importantly, you try to empower them as young people, then teens and then young adults. And by empowering them, they will be able to stand on their own two feet, advocate for themselves and hopefully follow in the footsteps you and your wife have established for them. That to me is the most important thing – being an effective role model.

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Timothy J. Wheeler, the managing partner of the law firm Greene, Broillet & Wheeler LLP.  He has extensive trial experience in a variety of areas including product liability, general negligence and auto product liability. Tim was named the Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability by Best Lawyers in America for 2013. He was a three-time finalist for the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year Award, presented by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), for his outstanding trial record and involvement and commitment to consumer rights. Tim is a graduate of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (J.D., 1978), Tim attended Santa Clara University (BS, cum laude, Political Science, 1975), and was a recipient of the Jesuit Scholarship. While at Loyola High School, Tim's excellence in all areas of student life was recognized by the faculty, which bestowed upon him The Loyola Award. Tim and his wife Nancy reside in Manhattan Beach,  have been married for 37 years and have four adult children, Matt, Tim, Danny, and Mary and two grandchildren, Lily and Grace. 

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