Andrew R. Riley
Pediatric primary care is an important setting for promoting safe and effective parenting practices, especially with regards to child discipline, but many parents report they receive inadequate behavioral guidance. We conducted a survey to identify which behavioral topics are most important to parents and what delivery method (e.g., faceto- face, books, mobile apps) are most appealing. Participants were 396 parents of young children recruited from primary care offices. Nearly all parents (96%) endorsed a behavioral topic (e.g., aggression) as important, and most preferred to receive intervention during routine medical appointments, but preferences varied by known socioeconomic, child, and parenting risk factors. Tailoring intervention to parents’ preferences may increase engagement with available interventions.