Parental Alienation

It behoveth man to adhere tenaciously unto that which will promote fellowship, kindliness and unity.

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 89

Please God, ye will regard this blessed night as the night of unity, will knit your souls together, and resolve to adorn yourselves with the ornament of a goodly and praiseworthy character.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 316

With the utmost unity, and in a spirit of perfect fellowship, exert yourselves, that ye may be enabled to achieve that which beseemeth this Day of God. Verily I say, strife and dissension, and whatsoever the mind of man abhorreth are entirely unworthy of his station.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 196

If one of thy relations oppress thee, complain not against him before the magistrate; rather manifest magnificent patience during every calamity and hardship. Verily thy Master is the Lord of Faithfulness! Forgive and overlook the shortcomings which have appeared in that one, for the sake of love and affection.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 374

In this New Cycle, education and training are recorded in the Book of God as obligatory and not voluntary. That is, it is enjoined upon the father and mother, as a duty, to strive with all effort to train the daughter and the son, to nurse them from the breast of knowledge and to rear them in the bosom of sciences and arts. Should they neglect this matter, they shall be held responsible and worthy of reproach in the presence of the stern Lord.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 398

Note ye how easily, where unity existeth in a given family, the affairs of that family are conducted; what progress the members of that family make, how they prosper in the world. Their concerns are in order, they enjoy comfort and tranquility, they are secure, their position is assured, they come to be envied by all.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 278