Building Effective Parent-Teacher Relationships!

~Fewer Behaviour Problems, Better Academic Performance, More Job Satisfaction…Sign ME Up! ~ PARENTS: Did you know that students whose parents are involved in their school have fewer behavioral problems and perform better academically? TEACHERS: Did you know that positive parent-teacher interactions positively affect teachers’ self-perception and job satisfaction? Now that ..Continue Reading

Top 5 Tips for Starting Kindergarten on the Right Foot

Our founder, Amber Scotchburn, wrote a guest post on Maman Loup’s Blog as her child was starting kindergarten and she wasn’t sure what to do! Read more about how to help your child start their schooling adventure on the right foot!

13 Reasons Why…Not (Blog Episode 2)

Did you know schools are giving out overdose prevention response training and kits to our children at school? So, that if they are in a situation where there might be someone over-dosing they can use their training and their kit (which consists of a needle and medication) to help the person ..Continue Reading

Needles Anyone?!

~ Take Home Home Naloxone Kits ~   Did you kid get their needles & drugs at school today?!   I’m being somewhat sarcastic here as I’m wanting to gauge what other schools may be getting this. My daughter is in grade 8 and we live on Vancouver Island! She ..Continue Reading

13 Reasons Why…Not (Vlog Episode 1)

Welcome to the first episode of thirteen episodes as to “13 Reasons Why…Not” to take one’s life. As a parent, teacher, general human being that deals with other human beings, you have an obligation to be a better human being to those around you and to yourself. Let’s be THE ..Continue Reading

13 Reasons Why…Not (Blog Episode 1)

13 Reasons Why…Not The reality of television is not what it was like in the past when a family would have one TV and the entire family would crowd around to watch a show together. Now, your kids could be watching almost anything, at almost any time, as shows are ..Continue Reading

Book Interview at The Beach 88.5 FM

  Listen to my interview on March 18, 2017 on The Beach 88.5FM :)!   Dave asked me to be a regular on his show as well! So every month I’ll be on the show as a Parenting Expert!    

Tutoring…With A Twist

Tutoring…With A Twist is a full-service Tutoring Agency which currently operates in Duncan, Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, Parksville and Qualicum! We service all ages and all skill levels.  All our Tutors have Criminal Record Checks and most are certified teachers. We have specialty tutors for those with specific needs. We are flexible with our ..Continue Reading

Summer Brain Drain

All students experience learning losses–what educators and researchers refer to as the “summer brain drain”–when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. I talk about what that means and how you can combat it. http://media.blubrry.com/withatwist/p/content.blubrry.com/withatwist/28-Summer_Brain_Drain.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email ..Continue Reading

”The” Summer Solution — No More Fighting Over Screen Time

Reduce the fight over screen time! Encourage structure & brain development! All while still having some summer fun! Follow the steps reviewed in this podcast. Contact us at amber@amberscotchburn.com and we will send it to you!  http://media.blubrry.com/withatwist/p/content.blubrry.com/withatwist/27-The_Summer_Solution.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play ..Continue Reading