My dad is always encouraging me in whatever I do. He is not a only a great family member but is a great friend on account that he is nice to everyone he meets. He isn't just my dad he is also my friend even though he's my friend he is still able to be strict when it's needed. I'm able to be his friend because he treats me like and equal. He always makes me better at what I do by giving me something to stride for. In conclusion he's not just my dad but my friend.