children's health

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 down.

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Lisa Arneill

SAHM of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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