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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Winthrop chapter.

If you are in college and have any nieces or nephews, then you know just how wonderful it is to be an aunt! So many great things come with being a young aunt. Check out just a few of the reasons!

1. The age gap isn’t so huge

So you understand more than you would if you were their mom!

2. You get to show them off to your friends

Come on, what isn’t great about showing off a cute little kid that you are also related to?

3. You learn how to be a pro with babies and kids

You get to change diapers, give bottles, feed them, put them to sleep, play with them and more…but it’s basically just a practice round! 

4. You have just as much energy as they do

This makes spending time together even more fun.

5. You’re excited to continue to grow up with them

Because you are also young, you still have a lot of growing up to do, too.

6. You get to spoil them

Who doesn’t love to spoil their nieces and nephews?

7. You get to learn what unconditional love is at young age

This is the best one of them all.

Go and call your niece or nephew right now and tell them how much you love them, Collegiettes! 

Ali Maclay is a biology major, chemistry minor, psychology minor, and honors student at Winthrop University. She is an aspiring Neuroscientist and hopes to work at St. Jude Children's Hospital. She is the Facebook Social Media Director for Her Campus Winthrop's Facebook page, and associate member of Tri Beta Biological Honors Society, and a member of the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society at Winthrop. When she's not doing academic work, working at her job, or writing for HC, she's probably binge-watching Netflix, dreaming on Pinterest, stress cleaning, or eating ice cream.
Winthrop University is a small, liberal arts college in Rock Hill, SC.