Attachment Hierarchy And Parental Alienation
Is when two parents, in relationship together, share the decision making and guiding power that runs a well functioning family. Contained within this hierarchy, children know that their parents are in charge and that they, as children, do not need to do anything other than concentrate on their own developing selves.
The Family Court is one of the most controversial institutions. It is also one of the least scrutinised—strict privacy laws make it extremely difficult to report on.
If we started from calmer ordinary knowledge about patterns and relationships, we would quickly understand how such high conflict patterns can arise. That they happen is no surprise. What is also no surprise is to find that the patterns, notably alienation, can happen to both genders and any sexuality.
PUTTING CHILDREN’S NEEDS FIRST
Most separating parents manage to set aside their own conflicts and put their children first in supporting the children’s widely recognised need for a relationship with both their parents – as well as with grandparents and valued others in each parent’s wider family.