A group of socially disadvantaged children in Wales, who were raised with 'positive parenting' techniques - such as consistent praise and positive role models - displayed less antisocial behaviour than those who were neglected or abused.
Fewer 'positive parenting' children were hyperactive or had learning problems, which are normally remedied with powerful drugs.
In all, 153 parents from deprived areas with children aged between three and five participated. Of those, 104 adopted 'positive parenting' techniques, while the remainder continued with their usual approach to parenting.
(Source: British Medical Journal, 2007; 334: 678-82).
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