My dad sent me a message today that said 'Thank you'. I had been telling my friend only a few hours before this text from dad that I was a wreck, but that that 'thank you' just completely fixed me. I'm not going to try and elaborate on this, things are kind of messy. But dad's 'thank you' today was the best and most meaningful 'thank you' I have ever received in my lifetime. I know nothing about parenting but if I were to try my hand at giving advices to parents, I'd have only one - to thank their kids more often. At the right time, a simple 'thank you' can solve everything and can be more effective than an hour long lecture.