What love is sweeter than that between a child and their first pet? We automatically think of kids and dogs playing in the garden, but there are a number of other, smaller and more interesting pets to consider for those with space restrictions or allergy problems.
Pets have a positive impact on the children who love and care for them; children with pets are known to have a higher levels of emotional intelligence and empathy than those without pets. If children are given the responsibility of caring for their animals, they experience pride in themselves and have higher self esteem. Keep pet chores and tasks age-appropriate, not only for the safety of the pet, but also for the child’s general well-being.
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