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Pure Parenting is an initiative by Mariken, firstly and most importantly a mother herself and a specialist in parenting and child development. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education for Primary School as well as a Master’s degree in Education and Behavioral Developmental Science.


Mariken has fifteen years of experience in working with children and parents, she has a wealth of experience in helping families from a wide variety of backgrounds. She is currently working in the kidsFIRST Medical Centre in Dubai. Her passion is to help parents and young children to create a meaningful relationship and support them through the many questions and issues throughout the journey.

She holds special interest in the early years, parent-child interaction, behavioral needs, attachment and adoption. Over the years she worked with young children and their parents or care-givers in nurseries, schools, private clinics and governmental institutions with all different cultural backgrounds and has helped many families through different situations.