I don't remember my dad giving me any advice. He was of the generation that believed in strong and silent. I grew up in the silent generation and didn't really want too much advice. I bet there is a parenting for dummies book available, or plenty of reruns on Dr. Phil that covers the subject. Is Jerry Stringer still on? Now there was a hands on approach, although the encounter sessions were dangerous. Watch out for that flying chair! Giving advice can be a violent business. Careful out there.