Having a sibling who cares about your kids is such a huge blessing. Aunts and uncles play such a meaningful role in the life of your child. They are the parent’s allies in raising children. After all, “it takes a community to raise a child. Here are the reasons why kids need to have their aunts and uncles in their lives.
Aunts and uncles give gifts to your kids.
As parents, we often think of the family budget and focus on our “needs”, not “wants”. More often than not, the majority of your children’s toys or gift items likely come from their relatives. In fact, the “single aunt” or “single uncle” is probably the one who gives the expensive stuff, especially during the holidays. A lot of aunts and uncles just love to spoil their nieces and nephews.
Melanie Notkin, the founder of savvyauntie.com, even coined the term “pank” (Professional, Aunt, No Kids). Panks are digital influencers who play a financially meaningful role in the lives of other people’s kids. They are active on social media. Moreover, they influence the purchasing decisions of those around them.
My good friend Gus Agustin thought of the term “punk” to describe uncles who actively play an important role in their niece’s/nephew’s lives. Punk stands for Professional, Uncle, No Kids.
They spend time with your kids.
What’s the best thing about being a “pank” or a “punk”? You get to enjoy spending time with your nieces/ nephews- and return them to their parents when you are done! Parents will surely appreciate that “break” when they can do other things while the aunts and uncles are bonding with the kids.
Aunts and uncles who have children of their own are equally important. Honestly, I think it is amazing to see cousins who played together as little kids become really close friends when they get older.
They take cute photos with your kids.
You got to admit that as parents, we do not have a lot of time to look fashionable every day. New parents especially do not have a lot of time for themselves! A lot of single aunts and uncles have the luxury of time to look cute. So when you do get to go out, you can depend on your sibling to strike poses with your kid!
Aunts and Uncles Are Super Amazing
Aunts and uncles who give their time, energy, and money to your children are super amazing. If you have siblings who love and spend time with your children, you are very blessed. If you have an amazing relationship with your own aunt and uncle, you are a very lucky indeed. Remember to show your appreciation to them by telling them how much they matter to you and your children.
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