I QUITE AGREE
about CRAZY “THERAPIES.”
But PLEASE avoid allowing the crazy responses and “treatments”
to obscure the larger importance of PREVENTING such dynamics.
ATTACHMENTS by Drs Tim Clinton & Gary Sibcy has 10 or so points in the latter half of the book for adults to work through such a history. Sadly, the book is not a cheap book. Check the library where you live.
Attachments: Why You Love, Feel, and Act the Way You Do by Tim Clinton and Gary Sibcy
What is your opinion on “Attachment Parenting”?
I know that early childhood attachment is essential to mental health and that lack thereof causes serious problems. But I also think that, given the awful pattern of abusive therapies and plain old money-making scam therapies that have built up around amateur diagnoses of attachment disorder, we should be careful about engaging in or promoting such diagnoses. There is no reason to think that either of the recent headline-grabbing shooters lacked an early childhood environment that would have promoted normal attachment. A lot of other things can cause violent behavior, including inborn genetic traits (which could, among other things, render a child unable to form normal attachments regardless of environment) and later life experiences and substance abuse.