A Sense of Responsibility
Research shows that young children learn the concept of ownership at around 2 or 3 years of age and if they grow up with a pet, there is a degree of responsibility and empathy that develops as they bond with their fluffy companion. This responsibility extends to keeping their water bowls clean and their beds comfy, it encourages kids to be outdoors more often to play, exercise, and just have fun in the sun. As we submerge into the world of digital reality, this is becoming an increasingly essential element in a child’s upbringing.
Anti Stress Factors
According to the American Psychological Association, one in five American children stress a lot, and coming home to a fluffy animal releases a relaxation hormone, reducing your blood pressure. Asthma is the most common chronic condition with 8.3% of American youth suffers from this potentially fatal condition. Growing up with a pet in the house can build up your children’s immune system to fight against common allergies and reduce the risk of developing conditions like asthma. No parent enjoys taking their child to the doctor and having a pet in the house essentially means there will be fewer doctor appointments as your child is naturally building up resistance – while having fun!
Children’s confidence plummets when they reach the stages of puberty and by having a pet that can reduce the feeling of loneliness and anxiety. While simultaneously improving their moods and providing them with a sense of meaning that allows them to be in control of their lives. Some kids are naturally more social than others and for those others, pets (especially dogs) develop skills that can help engage and connect with their peers. There are a lot of children that long for companionships and there is a lot of animals that need a kid to love them unconditionally. Considering all these aspects, your child will be grateful for the companion and the animal will be grateful that you have provided them with a loving home.