Rebecca Sheikh 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 at The Tavistock Institute in London and has done a Foundation Course in Nonviolent Communication. She also has an Oncology Certified Nurse qualification in Gentle Sleep Methods and has completed the Hand in hand Parenting Professional Intensive. She is currently training to be a sandplay therapist. She leads Attachment Play workshops regularly and offers consultations to support parents with the Aware Parenting approach. More recently she has been involved in setting up a gentle play group and gentle parent and child groups with an attachment focus. Rebecca works on the executive committee of The International Attachment Network and will be working as Pastoral in an exciting new Democratic School from September 2020.