Pets are a wonderful addition to any family. Children raised with pets show many benefits, the research is so strong. Pets provide hours of entertainment for your kids and tons of love. Dogs especially provide a daily lesson in what unconditional love looks like. There are many benefits for welcoming a pet into your home.
- teach your child responsibility.
- lower stress and anxiety.
- teach values.
- build self-esteem.
- provide friendship.
- give love.
Families with tech overuse and addiction problems may observe that a new pet will provide a diversion to get the child off the couch and outside playing with the dog or walking the dog and focusing on something other than his game. Many gamers are very lonely and isolated; a pet can offer playful, relaxing companionship.
Remember that very young children may have a hard time being nice and not hurting the pet (because their empathy is not developed). This is normal for their cognitive development, you will have to evaluate their maturity and supervise them. While getting a pet is a big decision, it is at the top of the best Christmas gifts ever!
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