Being a good aunt to kids whose parents are divorcing
April 1, 2014 1:18 AM Subscribe
How can I be a good aunt to my 13-y-o niece and 14-y-o nephew as their parents split? I want to be someone they can use during this transition.
posted by goofyfoot to Human Relations (7 answers total)
The kids like me - we spent a lot of time together when they were little, and in recent years I've become the cool aunt who lets them swear, etc. - but we haven't spent much time together in the past two years as they've become immersed in their own social circle (and as their father - my brother - and I became estranged, which I don't think they know anything about).
We live in the same city. I intend to invite each of them, individually, to activities they like, and to text them goofy stuff so that they know I'm around. But I really have no idea how best to be available to them other than that. My parents split when I was six; it was no big thing to me, but there's a big difference between six and thirteen/ fourteen.