PSYCHOLOGY

Why The Aunt Plays An Important Role In The Upbringing Of Her Nephews And Nieces

Date June 19, 2019 10:41

Large and friendly families are a blessing for all its members. Several generations can pass on traditions and values and add new ones. Children observe respect for elders, learn from their wisdom, and there are many more benefits.

Remarkable qualities of the aunt

Such clans are made up of close and distant relatives.

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Perhaps one of the most important relatives in the life of a child is the aunt. She takes her nephews or nieces like her own children, but at the same time, she is not their mother. This bond is subtle yet very strong. Why is her role so significant?

1. She is always ready to find time for her nephew or niece, unlike parents who may often be busy

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2. Each meeting with her is exciting and joyful because she misses the little ones and they miss her

3. Nieces/nephews can talk to her about their first love in secret

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4. Any plain old game becomes extra fun with her

5. She disciplines without shouting, but firmly and clearly

6. She tells funny stories about her sisters or brothers, that is, her niece’s or nephew’s parents

7. She can become a mediator to settle a dispute between her nephew/niece and the parents

8. The child can be closest friends with the aunt’s children (cousins)

9. The friendly and composed aunt is a good role model

Considering all the benefits of having an aunt, we must thank her for her presence in our lives. Do you have such a close confidant among your grown-up relatives?


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