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Would You Get Your Child A Pet?

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Did I just hear someone shout – not in this house?! Lol!
Do you love pets? What kind of pet would you love to have?
There are so many benefits that pets provide for children. It’s easy for children to get wrapped up in the idea of owning a new pet, but it’s up to their parents to make sure the experience is worth it and that the pets receive the care they need for their entire lives.

Keeping pets require a lot of patience, time and effort but the advantage of sharing your home and life is the unconditional love a pet gives if well cared for.

According to http://www.oprah.com, here are 10 reasons pets are good for your children.

  • Children who grow up in homes with pets have less risk of developing common allergies and asthma.
  • Playing with dogs may help lower blood pressure.
  • Children with pets get outside more—to go for walks, run and play—and enjoy all the associated health benefits.
  • Pet owners require fewer doctor’s visits.
  • Emerging readers often feel more comfortable and confident reading aloud to a pet.
  • Nurturing a pet is an acceptable way for children to “parent play”—to practice being caregivers.
  • Feeding and caring for a pet encourages childhood responsibility.
  • Children with pets display improved impulse control, social skills and self-esteem.
  • Sharing the love and care of a family pet forges an additional common bond among siblings.
  • Cuddling a pet reduces stress, loneliness and anxiety.

Do you have a pet? Do share your experience.

Cheers!

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