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A 360-Degree Approach to Working With and Raising Young Children

Laurent Lavollay-Porter


From working as an Early Childhood Educator and seeing the world from the young child’s eyes to working as a Researcher and seeing the child from the parent’s perspective.

Embark on a transformative parenting journey with our Montessori-rooted workshop led by a renowned parent researcher. Discover how Montessori principles enhance your understanding of your child’s development, fostering concentration, willpower, and curiosity. Explore strategies for cultivating patience, creating peaceful environments, and building harmonious relationships. Whether you’re a seasoned parent or just starting, gain valuable insights and practical advice for a more effective and fulfilling parenting approach.



Laurent Lavollay-Porter is a Franco-American bilingual (English & French) Montessorian Educator, Director and Consultant with over a decade of experience.

He now conducts Parent Research and Support for the non profit organization The Prepared Adult Initiative since 2021 and has interviewed, worked with and supported hundreds of parents of young children. The Prepared Adult Initiative seeks to exponentially increase the number of prepared adults in the world by helping families through 3 main axis:
-More Peaceful Parent-Child Relationships
-A better understanding of young children
-Setting up environments for optimal growth and development

A Montessori child himself and AMI trained at the 3-6 and 6-12 levels from the Maria Montessori Institute in London, Laurent spent 5 years as a Children’s House (3-6s) guide and one year as an Elementary (6-10s) teacher, as well as 3 years directing France’s oldest bilingual Montessori School, founded by his mother Barbara in 1972.

He is passionate about Montessori, education, bilingualism, developing patience, and the scientific approach to child development.


Lucie Brixí Tamášová is first of all a mother of three (+two) children. She has made a significant impact through her NGO, Centrum Dialog, which provides education to underprivileged children in Kenya and Guinea. She is also the owner of, a shop specializing in Montessori materials and didactical toys. Lucie’s passion for empowering children extends beyond her NGO work; she is the founder of the Childhood Potential Conference and Montessori Parenting courses. As a fervent Montessori enthusiast, Lucie is committed to connecting people and ensuring the Montessori message reaches a global audience by bringing the best speakers to her events. Her work reflects a profound dedication to creating a brighter future for children across the globe.

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