As a parent, one of my favorite things about being a father to my son is teaching him lessons every day. Being respectful, being positive, and being active are a few of my favorite traits to teach him. Of all the things I want to teach him, teaching my son how to be independent is very important. This gift he will carry for the rest of his life. At the age of six, I can now give my son small simple tasks that he can complete on his own.