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Positivity and reward
  1. Anna Baverstock1,
  2. Fiona Finlay2
  1. 1 General Paediatrics, Taunton and Somerset Hospital, Taunton, UK
  2. 2 Community Child Health, Sirona, Bath, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anna Baverstock, Community Child Health, Taunton and Somerset Hospital, Taunton TA1 5DA, UK; Anna.baverstock{at}

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