10 reasons your kids need their cousins growing up
Family gatherings are an important part of growing up, especially if your kids have cousins similar in age.
Most of us remember hanging out with our cousins at family parties or we may have even been lucky enough to live close by and even go to school, or be in the same class, as a relative.
In fact, cousins play a vital role in a child’s development and social interactions.
Here are 10 reasons why your kids need their cousins….
1. Cousins are your first best friends
Siblings are too – but cousins are like siblings that don’t annoy you as much! Plus, they’re more like a friend as you can have sleepovers at your cousin’s house!
2. You’ll always have someone to hang out with at family gatherings
It’s nice to have someone to hang out with at Great Aunt May’s annual family tea. Family gathering are so much better and less of a chore if your cousins are there when you’re younger.
3. It’s basically like having more siblings
This is great if you are an only child. If you only have a brother, you may have a female cousin or vice versa. It’s like having lots of siblings that you don’t have to share all your toys with all of the time!