My father taught me that I could do anything and could take care of myself any time I needed to do so. He really "drove it home" when before I could drive my first car all by myself, he made taught me how to change a tire. He first told me about it, then showed me how and then supervised me changing one myself. I thought I was ready! That was when he sent me inside to put on a dress, heels and hose (we wore hose in those days). When I came back outside, he had taken all four tires off of my car and it was up on blocks! He said I could drive myself IF I could put all four tires on the car without getting my dress dirty or tearing my hose! It took two dresses and 3 hours, but I did it!! Months later when I had to change a tire in the middle of nowhere on my way to work, I understood why! My boss only believed me when she saw the tire in the trunk of my car! I was clean! I was so proud and confident that I could do anything to take care of myself if it were ever needed.