Rebecca Sheikh (MA) – Parent Educator and Founder of Flourishing Childhood, UK


All the way from the United Kingdom, Rebecca Shaikh shares about the Aware Parenting philosophy. She is a certified Level 2 Aware Parenting teacher, and her passion lies in helping parents find ways to discipline without the use of punishments or rewards. She taught as primary school teacher for 17 years before having her first child. She is now the mother of two children (ages 7 and 4). She completed an MA in Counselling in Education and has an Oncology Certified Nurse qualification in Gentle Sleep Methods. She is currently doing her counselling skills and will be working towards BACP accredication and training to be a sandplay therapist. Rebecca leads staff meetings in schools to help teachers look at alternatives to punishments and rewards and leads Attachment Play workshops regularly and offers consultations to support parents with the Aware Parenting approach. More recently she is invloved in setting up a gentle play group and a gentle parent and child groups. Rebecca also works on the executive councll of The International Attachment Network.

Rebecca shares plenty of playful anecdotes and examples of activities that she does with her kids to get their cooperation. She also talks about the 3 reasons why’s children ‘misbehave’ and most importantly about how we can use play to heal from stress and trauma in children’s lives as well as support their behaviour.

Rebecca’s Recommended Resources and Personal Links:

Dr Solter’s Aware Parenting and Attachment Play –
The Aware Parenting Podcast –

One Reply to “Rebecca Sheikh (MA) – Parent Educator and Founder of Flourishing Childhood, UK”

  1. I really enjoyed listening to Rebecca, I particularly like how human she is and the practical advice and examples she gave which gives me the confidence to try this approach. All makes such good sense!

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