This may be an invaluable link for those men and women being released from prison that are going into the role of a parent without any time to get prepared. This is especially true if the only knowldege base they had to fall back on was their own childhood.
“Decades of studies, many of them by Diana Baumrind, a clinical and developmental psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that the optimal parent is one who is involved and responsive, who sets high expectations but respects her child’s autonomy. These “authoritative parents” appear to hit the sweet spot of parental involvement and generally raise children who do better academically, psychologically and socially than children whose parents are either permissive and less involved, or controlling and more involved. Why is this particular parenting style so successful, and what does it tell us about overparenting?”
Raising Successful Children