Creating a sexually responsible teen

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Creating a sexually responsible teen

The best way to ensure that your teenager is being socially and sexually responsible is to start with a strong foundation at a very young age. You'll never really truly know the answer to that question when they're in high school because we aren't at parties, we aren't with them on dates, we don't get to see what they do. We can observe them when they're with us, and if you see any signs of their being disrespectful to their date, be it a boy or a girl, that has to be addressed immediately by you as a parent. Not in everybody's presence, but with them alone. The way you treat your partner will largely determine how they treat their partner, so again, it's extremely important that you remember that their eyes and ears are on you all the time. When you're happy with your wife, when you love your wife, when you're hugging your wife, like I do, that's great. But, when I'm dissatisfied, or I'm unhappy or we're in an argument, they way I interact with her will largely determine how they will interact with their partner.

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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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