Carving Out Tween Time: 7 Creative Date Ideas for You and Your Kid

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Shoot pool
No, I'm not asking you to bring your child to a dive bar to shoot pool. Did you know there are actually billiards clubs that welcome kids at designated times? So if ... more 
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Shoot pool
No, I'm not asking you to bring your child to a dive bar to shoot pool. Did you know there are actually billiards clubs that welcome kids at designated times? So if you're looking to up your cool cred, you might want to see if there are billiards clubs in your area worth frequenting with your tween!
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Fri, May 10, 2013 2:36 PM EDT
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to yank my tween son out of school (yes, during state testing) and bring him as my date to an incredible blogger event at Disneyland. At the risk of sounding trite, the day was pure magic. Boy Wonder is my firstborn and for the first five years it was often just the two of us as my husband worked long hours and attended school. My son was my partner in crime, cuddle buddy, errand sidekick and anything and everything I needed him to be during that time in my life. Then a funny thing happened; he began to grow up. As much as I wish Disneyland magic was available to us every day, it simply isn't, so I pulled together these potential dates designed to bring you closer together. Click through for 7 creative parent-tween date ideas! -By Lori Garcia



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