‘Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened’ – Anatole France
Having a pet is like having a best friend for life. Pets can help in the growth of kids in numerous ways just by loving them.
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Some of the reasons as to why every family should pet an animal –
- CONSTANT COMPANIONSHIP
Pets can be a great source of comfort for kids. Whenever kids feel angry, sad or happy they turn to their pets. Petting and cuddling a pet has been proven to be quiet effective to relieve stress and help in relaxation.
Having a pet as a friend also satisfies children and it helps them in building stronger ties.
- LEARNING RESPONSIBILITY
Having a pet at a younger age helps children to learn responsibility and to engage productively. It teaches kids to handle the pets and taking over their responsibility by understanding what the pet needs.
- LEADS TO FAMILY BONDING
Having a pet leads to an increase in bonding especially amongst siblings. The habits and tricks of a pet are discussed more leading to a special connect within a family. It promotes an extremely happy and healthy bonding.
- PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
Nowadays, with the higher level of addiction towards the internet, kids do not get enough physical activity. Having pets requires one to engage in a lot of physical activities such as playing or feeding them and that increases the level of activities leading to a healthier lifestyle.
- DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY
The motive of pets as we understood is to spread happiness. They do not worry about anything; they are always cheerful and happy. Humans at times forget to live simply and pets teach them, that happiness is a priority and one needs to live on that motive.
- DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS
It is proven the children that grow up in families that have pets are seen to develop better social skills and a higher self-esteem. They are also able to interact well with others in the society because of their self-confidence.
The atmosphere of homes that have dogs is very positive.
Pets enter our lives with a lifelong guarantee to keep us happy.
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