Cristina Sanz Ferrero:

Montessorian and Adlerian concepts of independence and contribution in action for good mental health from the start.

Dr. Adler’s psychological theories have shown for many years the results of encouraging children’s contributions at home is synomynous with good mental health. Likewise, Dr. Montessori helped us see the importance of independence and at the same time building community through engaging in purposeful and focused work while taking care of oneself and of the others around me.

In this short lecture I will share the need to understand the child’s intrinsic need to feel a part of the family as well as to contribute to its running and well-being as the best way to help them develop good relationships with others and with themselves. I will share important strategies and tips to foster good mental health from the very start of life!

Lecture details

Age group: 0-6 years
Lecture duration: 52 minutes
Date: April 2021


Cristina is the Founder of Life Skills Escuela para la Vida a Spain-based project that operates all over the world remotely and in person when the pandemic allows.

She is an Adlerian and Montessorian Counsellor guiding teachers and parents through their journeys with children offering Family and Individual Counselling as well as parenting classes and teacher trainings in Positive Discipline and Montessori pedagogy. 

She trained as a Primary Montessori Guide obtaining her first MA in Montessori Education in 2015 from International Montessori Institute and Universitat de Barcelona in Spain. She has more than 15 years experience in the field of education, having worked in traditional and Montessori settings in Spain and the UK, specialising in Early Years.

She is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer working closely with public and private schools to spread democracy and respect in a variety of school settings including many Montessori schools in Spain. She is currently completing her second Master’s Degree in Adlerian Counselling.

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