I can only speak for myself, but I suspect that most of us are in this position: At this point in his journey, no matter how much I read/listen/study, my son knows more than me about gameplay and his own place in it. I feel that my best value to him is, in order:
- Being a loving parent, however he needs that role to be (head cheerleader, target of venting, etc.)
- Helping guide his attempt to play at the next level
- Asking questions to help me understand ("In that AB, were you trying to hit behind the runner?")
- Asking questions as an outside observer that may give him a reason to think about where he could make an adjustment/improvement ("The pitcher was really setting the pace against you guys and was working fast. What if you stepped out and adjusted your gloves, called time a few times, etc.?"), and accept it if he shuts me down
I've definitely not been perfect in adhering to the above, but over the past 18 mos or so, I've been really trying to stick to it. It makes life a lot happier in the end for all of us.