What you can learn about your kids during a carpool drive

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What you can learn about your kids during a carpool drive

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As a parent, as a man, I would never pass up a carpool opportunity with my kids, particularly in their teenage years. Sit behind the wheel, shut up and listen. You will learn more about what is going on in your young son or daughter's life than at any other time. They are all quiet in the beginning, but eventually, they forget that you are there. They start talking about school, about friends, about things that interest them, about things they are interested in; things they like, things they don't like. You learn so much. Resist the temptation to interrupt, to say something, to offer your view of things. It's unimportant because this is a learning lesson. Seize every opportunity to be the dad that's driving your daughter's friends and her to a game, a bunch of your son's friends and your son to a game. You'll be surprised at how much you will learn.

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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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