Why do we need Pets
Many parents are hesitant to have Pets, when the family of a small child. The animal, unlike toys can run, play, in the end – just breathing! It relieves stress and takes away part of the anxiety in children. When parents are busy with their lives and paid the child little attention, the opportunity to speak, to complain or to snuggle up a little baby needs. And that pet can provide this. Sometimes a dog, cat or even hamster to replace the child, in particular this can sometimes be the timid, indecisive children. The animal can trust the mystery, to share sorrow or joy.
According to surveys of groups of children 7 -8 years of age, 90% of them bring their Pets in their top ten most important values in life. And although at first place were mom and dad, yet for some children, a cat or a dog was more important than other relatives or teachers.
At the same time, the children really appreciate the role of Pets in my life. For example, none of them expected help from the cat or dog in case of illness, but the most favorite listener, Keeper of secrets and the best Comforter was called a dog. Trust, affection and the absence of conflict, from the words of the children, and because of their treatment of animals. Continue reading
Children and Pets: for or against?
In adults did not and there is no consensus about whether to keep children and Pets at home together. And the supporters and the opponents have strong arguments. For example, those who encourages the child to become accustomed from birth to communicate with dogs or cats, claimed that the baby quickly develops, it becomes kinder.
And those opposed, talking about allergies that can occur, infections, aggressive animals.
Who is right, whose justification more significant, each of us decides for himself. Here’s some food for thought.
One day the teachers of the kindergarten, in which there was a lot of aggressive children, decided to experiment. They brought in a group of normal cat named Wiggles. First, the animal behaved caution: the Wiggles were hiding, shunned the children. But after a while he adapted and became a General favorite.
Surprisingly, soon the children became more flexible, less in conflict, more willing to reach out to each other. Educators believe that it is a cat, independent and proud by nature the creature had managed to teach the kids how to communicate. Continue reading