Having A Pet Is Good For Your Children

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia says that pets can help build your child’s self-esteem and self-confidence.

They can also enrich your child’s emotional development by:

  • Offering your child important exposure to issues like reproduction, birth, illness, accidents, death and grief.
  • Teaching your child responsibility.
  • Providing a connection to nature and teaching respect, empathy and patience for other living things.
  • Offering unconditional love, loyalty, affection and comfort.

Having a dog in our house has saved my sanity about a million times. He cleans up all of the food my son throws on the floor and makes him laugh after he’s just bumped his head or fallen.


About the author

Lisa Arneill

Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!

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