Journal of Poetry Therapy

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 195–208 | Cite as

Father and Son: Using the Poetic to Enhance Communication

  • J. Dan Daniels


The relationship between father and adolescent son is one of the most difficult of human associations. Both individuals are experiencing profound physical and emotional changes during these turbulent years. The father’s goal is to assist the son in detaching and defining his self-identity, while still providing security and guidance. To accomplish this goal, a father and son need to communicate. The poetic, specifically the use of popular music, humor, and poetry /creative writing can facilitate communication.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Dan Daniels
    • 1
  1. 1.TallahasseeUSA

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