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Parenting and skill-building programs are designed to improve parental effectiveness by providing a clear parenting philosophy and a set of positive parenting skills and strategies that can be used immediately to address a variety of child-rearing challenges and problems. These programs

• Increase parental confidence
• Reduce parental stress and anxiety
• Improve parenting skills
• Reduce or eliminate spanking and hitting
• Improve parent-child relations
• Reduce child behavior problems
• Improve child self-esteem
• Improve child adjustment
• Improve child academic performance