My recommended patterns are model/view or MVC. You'd never pass components around. They'd pull their info from a central data model when they are created.
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In addition to Alex's comments... trying to skirt direct connective-tissue problems with creation policy tweaks will likely lead to poor performance sooner or later. As Alex mentioned, MVC patterns, and I would add binding to that mix, are keys to successful component life cycle management.
Thanks fellas , I guess its time for me to delve in the dark underworld known as Design Patterns and Frameworks. My "freestyle" coding days are over.