This post was sponsored by AMC Theatres and Coca-Cola. The opinions are completely my own and based on my experiences.
Back when I taught middle school, it seemed that parents were giving their kids much more independence right at a time when they were regressing a bit and needed their parents more. It's something I've kept in mind while raising my kids. It's one of the reasons we try to carve out one-on-one time with each of our children every month.
I know it's not easy. Parents have work and home responsibilities, and hopefully time for hobbies and decent sleep. Kids have sports and extracurricular activities, social time, chores and school work. Finding time to connect can be tough, but it's worth it. You may find that the only way to accomplish it is scheduling time with your tween or teen.
We've tried to keep this connection going as our kids have gotten older. Some of our favorite ways to connect with our tweens, both free and not-so-free, are:
- Letting one (at a time) stay up late to play a favorite board game
- Taking a walk around the neighborhood one-on-one
- Going out to a movie, just one kid and one parent
- Having one choose a special dinner or dessert and prepping it together
- Spending a whole day at a theme park together
- Going to a sporting event or concert
Finding time to spend with each child can be tough, but with three kids and a busy life, we make it a priority each month to have a little one-on-one time with each kid. With the help of AMC and Coke, I'd like to send you and your tween or teen out for a night together.
Through April 10th, AMC Theatres and Coca-Cola are running a special offer. When teens show their student ID, they can get the $5 popcorn and Coke Teen Deal. It's a great value that makes that night out even more of a treat. Download the coupon to show on your phone, and head out to the movies!
Five lucky MoneywiseMoms readers will win 2 AMC Movie Tickets to take your tween/teen out for some quality time. To enter to win, please use the Rafflecopter below (you may need to click over to the blog if you’re reading this on mobile or in a feed reader).
This movie ticket giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, April 3rd. I’ll email the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond and claim the prize. Good luck, and thank you for reading MoneywiseMoms!
This prize was provided by AMC Theatres. AMC Theatres and The Coca-Cola Company are not a sponsor or administrator or connected in any other way with this giveaway.