Recently MIPtalk host Brad Rowe had the great pleasure to sit down with the founder of Echo Parenting & Education in LA.
Ruth Beaglehole’s story begins in New Zealand; born to Academic parents, with one sister and two brothers. Ruth’s childhood was “complicated”, to use her own words. Her own struggle would become Ruth’s biggest asset.
Her story is triumphant, disturbing, lovely and delivered with the indomitable wry wit many have come to know her by.
From her modest beginnings in the 1970s cutting her teeth on the relevant parenting and teaching issues of the day, she discovered and honed a philosophy that is changing the way we look at our children. She has had a major impact through her work with LAUSD teachers, founding a Teen Mother Program, creating the Center for Nonviolent Education and Parenting and finally transforming her works into the center that bears the name of the neighborhood it was developed in – The Echo Parenting and Education Center.
This is an interview you won’t forget.