What's the Best Advice Your Father Ever Gave You?

Honor your father this year by posting his sage advice on Patch.com.

We all know wisdom comes with age and life experiences... and most of our fathers have plenty of that.

Growing up, dads teach us morals, ethics and do their best to guide us in the right direction. 

For me, some of my dad's advice went in one ear and out the other, but some things he said were forever ingrained in my brain.

What's the best piece of advice your father has ever given to you? Help Patch create a slideshow of our dads and their wise words.

Post a picture of your father in the media player and include his name, what city he lives in and his advice in the caption.

alvita lozano June 14, 2012 at 01:35 AM
My Dad lost his Dad when he was five years old, so I know he did not have the benefit of a Father role model growing up. Despite this fact, he is a leader type, smart, athletic, and loves people. I have marveled at his ability over the years to listen to my concerns and struggles. He has never scolded nor patronized my opinions or told me what to do, instead he did something far more valuable, he listened and then asked me questions. I'll never forget one such conversation when I was bearing my pain about being scared and treated terribly and he told me "Why are you putting up with this honey?" I tell you it was if the sky parted, words so gentle and to the point. It was exactly what I needed to hear, I knew he was right and I knew what I needed to do. God Bless My Dad, he's truly priceless.
Terri White June 14, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff.
Erin Ronayne Youngblood June 14, 2012 at 01:13 PM
As a Special Needs parent himself, my Dad has taught me more through his actions than any words-treat your children as if there is nothing they cannot do, encourage them, believe in them and know that it's always ok to cheer really, really loud for your favorite sports team! Happy Father's Day to my dad Mike Ronayne!
laura June 14, 2012 at 09:31 PM
"I will be there for you but not for bail" - heck just that statement kept me out of that type of trouble! (so far) Love from the Lip! Imp!!!
laura June 14, 2012 at 09:34 PM
ROFLOLMAO!!!! great advice!


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