"All parents want their children to succeed academically; have a safe and healthy childhood; and grow into independent adults. Yet the how of parenting often is colored by past experiences, values, beliefs and culture.

Positive parenting programs can help caregivers learn effective skills. Since access to such programs varies, the principles of positive parenting can be applied to primary care encounters. Clinicians can help families by talking early and often about the central role they play in their child’s learning and development and by modeling positive parenting techniques."

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