Father – The meaning of your dream about a father depends in large part on your relationship with your own father, father figures in your life, and your views on fatherhood. Many times our parents teach us the lesson about ourselves that sink in most deeply and define our self-image and self-worth for the rest of our lives. Dreaming that your father is giving you advice or even criticizing you is often a reflection of the deepest parts of your own self-talk. These lessons may have been learned from your father, but do not always reflect how he thinks or would think about you now. Keep in mind that the words other people tell you in your dreams are most likely your own words to yourself.