User talk:MaxR

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Welcome to Wikipedia, MaxR! I am MartinPoulter and have been editing Wikipedia for quite some time. Thank you for your contributions. I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to Wikipedia! If you have any questions check out Wikipedia:Questions, or feel free to leave me a message on my talk page or type {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. I love to help new users, so don't be afraid to leave a message! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Also, when you post on talk pages you should sign your name using four tildes (~~~~); that should automatically produce your username and the date after your post. Again, welcome!

Additionally, welcome to WikiProject Psychology. Thanks for helping out with this area of English Wikipedia: I look forward to your edits. MartinPoulter (talk) 18:22, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

psychological or emotional neglect[edit]

Hi MaxR,

I have read some of the research literature on psychological or emotional neglect and I find the Wikipedia articles, particularly Neglect and Child neglect lacking. Please take a look at the discussion pages for those two articles and see if you can improve the articles. Lavinia Wilhelmine (talk) 20:38, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Child neglect article[edit]

Great work, MaxR - I'm grateful. I don't understand the beginning of the article, however. It seems to me as though it means to present different definitions of neglect, however I see number 2) only as information and not as a definition. The same might apply to number 3). More importantly though, don't you think it would be appropriate to also have a section on consequences? In addition I think the article lacks something on prevention, policy, possible antidotes, the phenomenon of psychological unavailability, information about neglect also occurring outside of poverty and neglect in relation to attachment theory. Lavinia Wilhelmine (talk) 15:07, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Lavinia, thanking other users for their work is a great habit to be in, so that's great. It's a given that any article can be improved. The best way to bring this about is to make suggestions on the Talk page of the article. Since MaxR has edited the page, presumably he is watching changes to the page, and so are other other editors who might be able to help. Suggesting improvements to the structure is fine, and even better is to cite reliable sources - usually books and papers - that can be used to improve the article. Of course, you can be bold and summarise those sources yourself. It's nobody's individual responsibility to improve the article; it's a community effort. Best wishes, and yes, thanks MaxR for your amazing work. Feel free to work on whatever articles you're interested in. MartinPoulter (talk) 17:22, 20 April 2011 (UTC)