...With A Twist

A good friend told me, when I was pregnant with my first child, that it’s not how much you save for your children for their first car, house, marriage, schooling, or whatever you deem as important — it’s how much you save for them for counselling because no matter what you do as a parent, you somehow mess it up! We are here to help you mess it up a little less!

If you sometimes feel like you want to curl up into a cocoon and not parent anymore? Then, be prepared for something amazing and wonderful — look at what happens when caterpillars come out of their cocoons! You too can transform into the parent you’ve always wanted to be!

We understand that there is a lot of intense pressure on parents to produce a successful child, teenager and young adult! Often this pressure starts from even the mere thought of having a child. Let us walk you through this journey and relieve some of your pressure!

I pinky promise you that by using this book as a guide, you will transform!

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Topics Covered In The Book

If you’ve thought it was impossible to be the parent you want to be, I’m inviting you right now to change IMPOSSIBLE into “I’M POSSIBLE”! You can be that parent you’ve always wanted to be.

What are your hopes, wishes, dreams & desires?

Yes, you get to have dreams, goals, wishes, hopes and desires as a parent! Our journey will be to help you reach those stars. So, anytime you start to feel discouraged as you have a particularly challenging parenting moment, this image will remind you that you can reach your stars!

Let’s examine the way you see the world!

Start to be aware of and question thoughts and patterns that could be detrimental to you reaching your life dreams. Yes, you too can be the parent you’ve always wanted to be!  

Are you open to a new take on making mistakes?

Shift your mindset to change the spelling of ‘mistake’ to ‘miss take’ so that you can live your live without fear of making an error but embracing each moment that life offers to love, to learn and to be grateful. Yes, you’ve not messed up the kids…yet!

What life experiences shape you?

Separate yourself from your ‘story’: be who are you meant to be, instead of who you think you should be, what you think you can’t be or living where you got stuck. Yes, you get to choose the path your life as a parent takes, your past doesn’t dictate this!

Do you use caution as you proceed through life?

This book will basically be you “tool box of parenting”. You will get to assess how you are acting, thinking, behaving and being right now as a parent! And decide, are these things you want to continue doing? Are there things you would like to change or shift?

Do you set goals & make a plan to reach them?

Realize that your life is made up of a series of choices, each with a price and a benefit, and that’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. Yes, that is truly how simple life is!

Meet Amber Scotchburn, CEO of Amber Scotchburn Training Consultants (ASTC)

Tutoring...With A Twist is one of ASTC’s Programs, along with Parenting...With A Twist

What Our Readers Are Saying

The Twist is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to parenting, infused with real-life, everyday situations. It offers hands-on, realistic strategies look at the a child’s whole environment: parents, children, family, friends, school, and community. It is permeated with a thread of humour throughout the entire book. A must read for all parents.


Rosemary Russell

Mother of Two Very Different Children!

Amber taught me so much about myself and showed me my strengths and built my confidence. Amber’s encouragement made us all feel and believe that we could do anything we put our minds to. Amber went the extra mile to help each of us individually and genuinely cared about our future and wanted each and every one of us to be a success. I thank Amber for helping me discover my path in life and for having such a positive impact on my life and the life of many others I know. Amber is a caring, professional, energetic and genuine teacher. Amber is the definition of what an ideal "teacher" and "leader" should be; strong, intelligent, professional, helpful and determined. Thank you Amber for everything you have done for me, I greatly appreciate the role you had in helping me become the person and parent I am today.


Jennifer Carreiro

Former Student of Amber’s & Parent of a Toddler!

"I connected with Amber Scotchburn when we took a training course together. I watched her efficacy with her audience, all the while having a ton of fun doing it! She has helped many families through her dedication in the realm of supporting parents in the process of navigating the unpredictable waters of everyday life. I recommend Parenting…With A Twist. Amber has crested a fresh and truly effective concept and approach.”


Thomas Bahler

Thomas is an is an American singer, composer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and author. As the associate producer for the Grammy Award winning “We Are the World”, which he considers his most significant project!

"Amber’s love for creating content that’s relevant and life changing and then packaging it in a way that makes sense, is apparent as one reads through Parenting…With A Twist. She brings to light many areas where the everyday parent can start to make an immediate difference in their child’s life and their own. I’ve seen Amber in action with her own children and know that she practices the very ideas that she is suggesting. She is the real deal!”


Colin Sprake

Founder and Owner of Make Your Mark Training and Consulting Inc.

“Amber's book is an intricate tapestry that weaves together practical skillset, conscious parenting theory and her invaluable experience as both a parent and teacher. She empowers parents to cultivate, nurture and support success-ready children who will lead us all into a bright and hopeful future!"


Gina Hatzis

‎Owner of Project Passion International

“If you want to be a great parent that raises amazing children who turn into incredible adults, Amber’s book and coaching programs are a must. Parenting is easy when it’s easy, but when your child acts out or goes through a challenging time, then you need better strategies, like those you can learn from Parenting...With a Twist. I know, because Amber helped me with my 7 year old son when he was acting out and I didn't know how to help him. Amber got us through what could have been the beginning of a slippery slope."


Croix Sather

Author & Celebrity Runner

"You’ve heard of the dog whisperer, I’ve just discovered the parenting whisperer, Parenting…With a Twist! As a grandparent, I’ll use the twists from this book to help me during mealtimes, meltdowns and other tricky kid situations. Whether dealing with the terrible twos or arguing with a teenager, this book introduces tried and true methods, backed up by reputable research, gleaned from the author’s sixteen years as a parent and twenty as an educator. If you want to decrease stress in your family interactions while increasing love and goodwill, this is the book you need. Parenting…With a Twist! will help you improve relationships, not only with your kids, but with everyone else you meet.”


Mary Cantando

Growth Expert, Founder of Woman's Advantage

"There are so many books about how to parent infants and toddlers. Everyone has advice for those just becoming parents but as our children get older and the challenges of parenting more complex, this advice and support dwindles. I have so many friends who come to me asking for advice on parenting school aged, pre-teen and teenagers. There hasn't been any website, blog, Facebook page or book that I felt confident to direct these parents to...until now! Laid out in an easy to read relatable style, Parenting...With A Twist addresses real life challenges we all face as parents. The author, Amber Scotchburn, shares personal accounts of parenting challenges and solutions as a teacher, tutor and parent using curiosity rather than discipline as your guide. Parenting...With A Twist suggests mindfulness techniques that both parents and children can use in real life scenarios. It’s almost impossible to explain with clarity and simplicity the way to parent but this books does that. Parenting...With A Twist is a must read for all parents!”

Jessica MacLean

Mother of 4 beautiful children, Police Officer & Host to Various Successful Facebook Parenting Groups

An Invitation to Read All About The Author, Amber Scotchburn

Amber Scotchburn

AMBER SCOTCHBURN is an internationally-recognized parenting expert, and the co-author of the bestselling book Dynamo Diaries: Success Secrets of 21 Shining Stars. She is the founder of Amber Scotchburn Training Consultants, a life skills-based training company.

Social worker, teacher, tutoring agency CEO, bestselling author, and nationally sought-after parenting expert, Amber Scotchburn finally provides what the everyday parent is looking for: a manual full of parenting tips to help YOU be the parent you’ve always wanted to be.

The everyday parent includes co-parents, single parents, step-parents (or, as Amber likes to call them, Bonus Parents), dads, moms, new parents... and the list goes on!

As an everyday parent, you will be able to do your own Parenting Skills Assessment through reading this book. And then, place your trust in Amber’s Signature Success…With A Twist system to help you transform the knowledge gleaned from this skills assessment to empower you to discover the positive parent within!

Instead of using punitive measures as your first line of discipline, let’s discover the magic in getting to know your child and fall back in love with them at every age. Let’s learn why it’s important for your child to say “no” and even lie to you. Let’s explore not allowing school grades to define your child.  Let’s understand all of your child’s behaviours, especially the ones that drive you the most insane!

Parenting…With A Twist will keep you reading more, as Amber’s passion for people, encouraging story-telling, love of humour, uncanny insights, and her interactive process of teaching comes through on every single page.

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