"Listen to men when they talk warmly of their fathers and you'll hear the same. "My father taught me to fix tractors ... to throw curveball ... to hunt quail." And despite the details what is mostly passed along is the masculine blessing." (Wild at Heart: John Eldredge)
Encouragement from a father to his son is so very important! (Feeling sad for those boys who are growing up without a consistant encouraging father in their lives).