Dad's behavior communicates a lot to his son
In traditional families, a son looks up to his dad as a model for his behavior. When a dad creates opportunities for free discussions with his son, the son grows up respecting and trusting him as his model. On the other hand, when a dad becomes authoritarian, lays down rules and regulations for his son without adequate and reasonable explanations or discussions, the son may resent it, feel alienated, and seek other avenues, albeit honorable or dishonorable ones, for answers to his problems.
"Sons and Dads: Who will reconcile them," is a fiction-Christian narrative that talks about two sons, their dads, the trials and tribulations they encountered, and finally how they got reconciled. The episodes contained in the book are relevant, if not similar, to what is happening in current times.