7. Think of Yourself as an Awesome Mom-Replacement

As a mom-replacement, you are the cool older female that protects her and is there for her whenever she needs you. You are the one she should call when her parents are being too strict or uncool. Share advice about boys when guys make her crazy

. In essence, be her best friend as she tries to navigate through life.

These are just some ideas that will help you emotionally bond with the special little girl in your life. I’m sure there are a million more because I know there are many awesome aunts out there. Can you share other ways to be an awesome aunt?

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