7 Undeniable Arguments Proving That Aunts Are The Best And Most Special Family Members!

It's time to appreciate one of the most overlooked members of the family — the aunt who always comes to the rescue when you need her.
If you have an aunt who takes an active interest in your life, consider yourself lucky. Aunts are some of the greatest, most fun, and wisest members of the family. They're up for pretty much anything. Whether you need a shoulder to cry on or a best friend to hang out with over the weekend, an aunt hits that sweet spot between your mom and your best friend. You know you can always depend on your aunt no matter what you need — from good advice to a good laugh, they've got you covered. Let's not forget, they also give you the best Christmas and birthday gifts. For parents who have sisters that are involved in your kids' lives, here are some of the reasons an aunt is probably the best member of your family.

1. Kids can talk to their aunts about anything — and they give them great advice.
7 Undeniable Arguments Proving That Aunts Are The Best And Most Special Family Members!

There are some things you just can't talk to your mom or dad about. As parents, we understand that. However, we'd rather that our children talk to someone we trust fully to discuss those tough topics with. From sex and relationships to stress and mental wellbeing, there's nothing that an aunt isn't ready to talk about. But what's even better is that they offer great advice that takes into account both the parents' perspective and the child's point of view, dishing out words of wisdom that are realistic but still relatable.

2. Aunts always gift the best presents
7 Undeniable Arguments Proving That Aunts Are The Best And Most Special Family Members!

As parents, we tend to want to give our kids practical gifts. Things like socks or jumpers in neutral, everyday colors, but face it, that's not what our children really want. Or we tend to pick out toys that they have fun with for like, a week, but never look at or pick up ever again. Aunts, on the other hand? They always know what your kids are eyeing. Whether it's a special edition Lego set or the hottest new video game to hit the shelves, they're always clued in on what's cool.

3. Aunts share the funniest, most embarrassing stories
7 Undeniable Arguments Proving That Aunts Are The Best And Most Special Family Members!

The best stories always begin with, "Remember that time you..." and aunts never run out of them. Sometimes, you need to remind your little ones you were once hip and happening too, you know. Who better to do that than your very own sister? They make sure to keep the details that matter while leaving out the ones your kids will definitely remember when they want to get up to some mischief. This is a win-win situation, really — your kids think you're cool and your sister earns some brownie points with them, too.

4. Aunts can help you talk to your kids about tough topics
7 Undeniable Arguments Proving That Aunts Are The Best And Most Special Family Members!

Moms and dads aren't really the most approachable people in the family. No matter how much we try to be unintimidating or friendly, children will always feel the fear of consequence when it comes to difficult discussions. That's where an aunt comes in. You can communicate your expectations and rules through them, and you can better understand your kids from the information aunts share with you.

5. Aunts have found the right balance between being strict and fun
7 Undeniable Arguments Proving That Aunts Are The Best And Most Special Family Members!

Parents, let's just admit it, we just don't know how to strike that balance between being "cool" and in our kids' good books while also disciplining them. However, aunts seem to have some kind of magic tricks up their sleeves that make them both fun and assertive in the relationships they share with their nieces and nephews. They'd never let bad behavior fly but they also won't suck the life out of your kids like you know you sometimes do. This makes them great babysitters and parent-understudies.

6. Aunts are always up for an adventure
7 Undeniable Arguments Proving That Aunts Are The Best And Most Special Family Members!

The greatest thing about aunts is probably the fact that they're game to do all the fun stuff that your kids want to. Does your son want to go rock climbing over the weekend? Or maybe your daughter has found the coolest new arcade in town? Whatever you're not in the mood for, they definitely are. That means you've got a trustworthy chaperone handy and your kids will have a fun time kicking back with your sister.

7. Aunts can be great role models
7 Undeniable Arguments Proving That Aunts Are The Best And Most Special Family Members!

Often times, it's difficult for us parents to be great role models because our children see all the details of our personalities — our drawbacks, our failures, and our flaws, in addition to all the positives. But they can only understand the nuances of being a good parent or role model when they're older. Your children shouldn't have to wait until then to have someone to look up to, though. Enter, aunt extraordinaire. You can always trust an aunt to guide and mentor the little ones in ways that you can't. For this reason alone, aunts are pretty awesome.