however he taught me how to use a soldering iron, some basics of wiring and
(and what drove me was making music and radios with electronics...)
Really if you've had a good relationship so far, they're going to have everything else possible - but that's one of the advantages that can enable all kinds of later geekery, if pursued.
Anything that makes doors easier to open in the future helps, really. Good self esteem, good self image, awareness of possibilities and knowledge all do that.