Steps you can take to preserve your child's innocence

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Steps you can take to preserve your child's innocence

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First of all, you cannot prevent a tween from growing up fast. We live in a day and age where they are going to grow up fast. Cell phones, the internet, what they see on tv, what they see in magazines. What they see us, as parents, being involved in all contribute to their growing up quickly. It's part of the day and age we live in. One of the things you can try and deal with that is to do the best you can to let your kids be kids. You go to the beach nowadays, and you see these little kids in these sexy little bikinis. This isn't appropriate. These are the things that contribute to that mindset. There are things you can do to control that, other things; you can't. The things you can control, take advantage of those opportunities. Stay engaged with them. Have family vacations. Have family activities. Occupy their time as much as you can. Involve their friends in your family activities. Don't always have them running off with their friends. It is the best way for you to monitor their maturity process.

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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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