How to parent well when you have a demanding career

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How to parent well when you have a demanding career

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A lot of us have really difficult jobs that take up a lot of our time. And one of the hardest things we face as parents is being there for your kids with this demanding job. And we hear it all the time. You have to spend quality time with your kids. It is absolutely true. But just setting aside certain times is not always the right answer. It is critical for a parent to be listening to their kids. One of the hardest things to do is listen to your kids because often they are reaching out to you. They want your attention and they want some time. And we do not hear it. You have to engage them when you first come into the home at the end of a long day and find out what is happening and keep your eyes and your ears open to hear what they are saying. Because if there is something you need to step into, you need to hear it. So as hard as your job may be, be ready to go home and listen to what your kids are saying about their lives and what is happening with other people.

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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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