We can't resist a good metaphor, so for the sake of theatrics, let's compare growing up to ascending Mount Everest. The climb is arduous, risky, and tiring, leaving you with bumps and scrapes—not dissimilar to the bullies, braces, and bouts of acne in your elementary or junior high years. But the exhilaration you feel when you reach each meter and pass each milestone is worth it.
But if you're lucky, you're not alone. Your parents are with you every step of the way, able to nurture and soothe your aches and pains or give it to you straight and prepare you for the real world. They're your personal life coaches, drill sergeants, and cheerleaders—even science agrees on the positive impact parents have on your lives. They're your first (and oftentimes best) role model, and you love them for it. So, in honor of Father's Day, we decided to gift our parents with our appreciation, by taking a look back at the best advice they've ever given us. Whether it's from the single mom who acted as both parental figures or the blessing of two dads, here's the best parental advice we've received through the years.
What's the best advice you've ever received from Dad?