Be the Best Aunt to Your Little Nieces and Nephews

Winning over the hearts of little children is such a priceless achievement. This feat doesn’t even have to wait until you have your own kids. The best thing about an aunt is you still get to be single while enjoying the love and adoration of your nieces and nephews. It’s a great thing that family relationships are still essential here in Singapore. You don’t have to be Peter Pan or Tinker Bell to become your little nieces and nephews’ favorite playmate. You don’t have to wear Elsa or Princess Sofia’s costumes, either. You just have to follow a few practical steps to win the hearts of these adorable kids.

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Play With Them As Much As You Can

The best part about being with children is you get to be a kid again. So relive your childhood by playing with your nieces and nephews whenever there’s an opportunity. The children’s world is limited to play time and their essential needs so this is the fastest way to their hearts. Find out what toys are your niece’s or nephew’s favorite. Find out how they talk to their toys or how they play with them and imitate them. Or how about teaching them a new game?

Talk to Them As If They’re Your Friend

Treat them as your friends if you want to be considered as their friend, too. The best way to do this is by talking to them as you would to other adults. Show them the same respect and importance as you give the adults. Share conversations with them no matter how trivial. Or how about telling them new stories they haven’t heard of before?

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Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep

One of the worst things an adult can do is to break promises. So don’t make promises as much as possible. Don’t break their little hearts by not sticking to your word. Promises are big stuff for these little kids. If you find yourself in a compromised situation, better avoid using words that guarantee and stick to words that offer possibilities such as “I may” or “I may not” as opposed to “I will” or “I won’t.”

Shower Them with Little Presents

Children love presents so shower them even with little gifts as much as you can. You don’t have to spend a lot just to give them gifts. You can give them gifts that you made yourself. Or how about a piece of their favorite chocolate or candy each time you visit?

Shower Them with Your Love and Affection

The best way to win your nieces’ and nephews’ love and affection is by showering them with your love and affection. You heard it when they say you get what you give. These kids are best at reciprocating so you can expect the same level of love given back at you or even more. Before you know it you’re already their favorite Aunt, friend, and playmate all rolled into one.

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