Matters of psychiatry and mental illness tend to be controversial, and when those matters affect children, the controversy is tripled. With that in mind, I have developed this comments policy.
- I do not moderate comments. However, I reserve the right to moderate individual posts or the whole blog should that become necessary.
- You are welcome to post lengthy comments. In fact, I encourage you to do so. I enjoy the conversational nature of blogs. However, I do ask that you stay on-topic.
- You are welcome to disagree, even vehemently, with anything that I write, or with anything written in the comments. Such disagreement must be expressed in a respectful manner. I will immediately delete any comments that include name-calling, personal attacks, or other below-the-belt tactics.
- I do allow anonymous comments. Because of the sensitive subject matter of this blog, I recognize that there may be times when people wish to share without revealing their identities. However, I hold anonymous commenters to a higher standard of civility than those who are willing to take a risk and use their names. In other words, do not use the privilege of anonymous posting to hide your identity while treating me or other commenters poorly.