17
Jul

How Consequences Don’t Have to be Punitive

Written by Amber Scotchburn. Posted in Parenting...With a Twist

Use natural consequences or your children’s currency to set up what you feel are the expectations in your house. And, did you know that consequences can be positive?

16
Jul

Get Curious & Blind Trust

Written by Amber Scotchburn. Posted in Parenting...With a Twist

You may notice that I don’t often get punitive with my kids, I get curious. This leads me to asking questions to truly see where they are at in their life at that moment in time. l invite you to do the same —ask questions of them and their Key Influencers.

15
Jul

Listen to Hear, Not To Talk

Written by Amber Scotchburn. Posted in Parenting...With a Twist

My son taught me that something we, as parents, teachers, coaches, etc., might perceive as ‘normal’ or ‘right’, isn’t always the case! When I didn’t see what he wanted to read as the ‘right’ reading materials, I shut him down. When I heard his words and supported him, he blossomed.

14
Jul

Parent First, Friend Second (& Sometimes You Are Even the Principal)

Written by Amber Scotchburn. Posted in Parenting...With a Twist

Parents need to understand that they are their child’s parent first and their friend second. Sometimes it’s easier to be their friend because you don’t have to have consistent firm boundaries or realize that, ultimately, as they continue to grow, you are the main person responsible for them.

14
Jul

Your Child’s Key Influences

Written by Amber Scotchburn. Posted in Parenting...With a Twist

Our children’s key influencers have a great deal of power in relation to forming our child’s confidence and the way they see the world. You want to be cognizant of who they are, as well as the power they hold.

12
Jul

Summer Brain Drain

Written by Amber Scotchburn. Posted in Parenting...With a Twist

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.

11
Jul

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

Written by Amber Scotchburn. Posted in Parenting...With a Twist

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! 

11
Jul

The Elastic Band Trick

Written by Amber Scotchburn. Posted in Parenting...With a Twist

Listen for some ways to deflect another’s emotional state, as well as exercise to recognize and change your child’s or your own!

10
Jul

Happy…Just Because

Written by Amber Scotchburn. Posted in Parenting...With a Twist

Your goal as a conscious parent raising success-ready kids is to have them strive to be the calm person who is happy just because! Why? Because life can throw some curve balls and if we are already somebody who tends to see the negative, then the curve balls of life could send one spiraling out of control.

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