Pushing children who have natural talent

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Pushing children who have natural talent

If you have a child that is a natural athlete, that's the superstar on the team, helping them and not pushing them too hard can be a challenge at times. It should be the easiest time for a parent because your child is the star, you can just sit in the stands, applaud, the other parents giving you the thumbs up; but for a lot of us, it's difficult because we set too high of goals and objectives for our child's performance. Be careful not to do that. Let them set their own goals and objectives with the coaches they are working with and let them live up to those. Enjoy their success, applaud it, don't meddle. If your son or daughter comes to you and wants help, give them that help. Otherwise, just be encouraging. that talent is not your talent. Their success is their success. Remember, it's their's. Let them have it.

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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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