For the Love of Learning – The Importance of Family in Raising and Educating Children – Epi#82




Show Title:

For the Love of Learning Episode 82

The Importance of Family in Raising and Educating Children

Monday November 14, 2016  8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
Tuesday November 15, 2016 1:00 am – 3:00 am GMT


Dr. Eleanor Wint
Brian Carter
Jaynie Brown

Special Guest Host:

Miranda Ortiz



Whether one views education as a matter of formal academics or whether one takes a broader view of education and learning as the process of acquiring the tools and skills to live ones life in the best possible manner, all the research points to the fact that parents play a key roll in a child´s learning. In this episode we will delve deeply into this topic through the eyes and perspectives of our guests, who work strengthening parents as they strengthen their kids.


Dr. Eleanor Wint


Dr. Eleanor Wint, born in Jamaica West Indies, now retired, studied in Jamaica and the USA and worked in the USA, Canada, Africa and the Caribbean. All her writing stems from research done with families around the world from which she has published a number of texts and papers. Now focusing on writing for parents as they continue to grow resilient children for this new world, she has published two books on this topic for preschoolers, “I Like Me: 5 Easy Ways for Parents to Help their children Feel Awesome about Themselves”  and “Marcus Teaches Us”. Dr Wint lives in Canada weathering the cold and continuing to learn from the tweens, preschoolers and their parents around her.


Brian Carter, BSW, PCAIN Prevention Education Specialist & Director of Dads Inc.


  • Presentations for SafeTots, I Never Meant, Human Trafficking, Bullying Prevention & Darkness to Light
  • Nurturing Fathers Program Educator
  • Attends & Supports designated PCAIN Activities & Events

Brian received his BSW from Indiana University in 1991. He worked as a Probation Officer with Marion County Juvenile for 2 years.  Brian has been employed with The Villages since 1994 in positions such as Foster Care Caseworker, Independent Living worker, FAKT Coordinator, Community Based Service Worker and Dads Inc. Director.

Brian goes into the Plainfield Prison to do the Nurturing Fathers program. The Nurturing Fathers Program is an evidence – based, 13-week training course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. Each 2 ½ hour class provides proven, effective skills for healthy family relationships and child development.

Prevent Child Abuse Indiana


Jaynie Brown


Executive Director, Strengthening Families Foundation


  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving – Underage Drinking Prevention Specialist & Legislative Lobbyist
  • Member of the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Coalition on Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs
  • “Inner City Project” volunteer – working directly with families in poverty from prison & drug rehab
  • Member of the state Underage Drinking Prevention Workgroup
  • Board member Fathers and Families Coalition of Utah
  • PTA Board Member – volunteer position for 25+ years
  • Mother of 7 successful children


  • Governor’s Uplift Families Award – 2012  (presented to the person who did the most for Utah families)
  • Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge – Community Hero for Utah – 2012
  • Special award by the Utah State Legislature for 10-year service as Lobbyist for M.A.D.D.
  • Salt Lake School District  “Volunteer of the Year” – 2003


Special Guest Host:

Miranda Ortiz


Miranda Ortiz was born in Mexico City and moved with her family to Canada at the age of 8. She graduated from McGill University with an honours degree in International Development Studies which she was able to help form as the area was only being opened at the time. Her work has touched local communities as varied as the Zapotecos from the hills of Oaxaca in Mexico, the Mohawks from Canada and various groups from northern Papua New Guinea.

Currently she resides in an off grid home in southeastern Mexico. Over the last 9 years she has been working to help women achieve natural births. The focus of her Enlightened Birth -Parto Iluminado program is to share information and deep relaxation techniques with families so as to empower them to take independent decisions for themselves and their families. Her own children were born at home and are being educated within the family circle.

As an outgrowth of this, she founded Centro Bek, a centre aimed at bringing tools and support to families and individuals so they too can create their own independent realities. Alternatives in birth, education, health, and living lightly on the earth, are all part of the integrated, consciously created, sustainable future which the centre promotes.



Lainie Liberti

As always, you can find out more about your host, Lainie Liberti at her website and the alternative education & world schooling project she runs with her teenage son at: You can also connect with her on twitter @ilainie & facebook.

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