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Praise for Heather Locklear’s Co-Parenting Vacation With Ex Richie Sambora

Posted by on Friday, 17 April, 2015

Praise for Heather Locklear’s Co-Parenting Vacation With Ex Richie Sambora
News from Yahoo Parenting:

Ava Sambora’s parents Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora have this divorced parenting thing down. Experts tell Yahoo Parenting why all co-parents could take a page from their playbook. (Photo: Coleman-Rayner). 

The scene couldn’t have been more romantic, with the crystal blue ocean at their feet and towering mountains behind them as bikini-clad Heather Locklear posed for a picture in Bora Bora with Richie Sambora, arm around her shoulder. But this was no sexy getaway. The photo is just one of many images of the exes enjoying a trip to French Polynesia with their 17-year-old daughter Ava. 

STORY: How to Parent Together After You’ve Split 

“[They] wanted to spend quality time together with Ava as a family,” a rep for the Bon Jovi rocker, 55, tells

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Parenting in Progress: Can There Be Motivation in Vacation?

Posted by on Saturday, 7 April, 2012

Parenting in Progress: Can There Be Motivation in Vacation?
News from Patch.com:

My son the other day sat idly, then it happened.  

He retreated for about 30 minutes, came back into the room with a “Pen BB gun.” 

He discovered that by removing the inside of a pen, he could transform the former writing utensil, into a pull back shooter of an air soft pellet.  

He was excited, fascinated and engaged.  

I was not as amused as he, but I loved the idea of him using his time to learn 

The next day he was baking banana bread. Again, I was loving this. He had no “homework”, so he created his own. Motivated…completely.

Now spring break is officially here and the children’s and teens’ excitement for the vacation has surfaced. “No school!” They yell.  

Some will choose to sleep in, others will be outside, and others…well others might retreat and spend time watching TV or playing video games.

How does a parent motivate the unmotivated? How do we encourage our children and teens to explore, to be happy, to ignite their passions within?

Well, here are some ideas:

  1. Create a vision board, including short -term or long-term goals the child and adult may have. Glue words, phrases, favorite positive sayings, pictures of their achievements in the past as well as their dreams. Every member in the home creates one.  Post!  
  2. Create a safe risky learning environment. Build something. It may…………… continues on Patch.com

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