What is the importance of pets?
Pets are part of our everyday lives and part of our families. They provide us with companionship but also with emotional support, reduce our stress levels, sense of loneliness, and help us to increase our social activities and add to a child’s self-esteem and positive emotional development.
Pets are the silent custodians of children’s secrets and private thoughts. Pets are not a cure, and not a substitute. They are a recommendation for happiness, fun, friendship, love, activity and better health. While pets cannot be considered as human replacements, there is no doubt of their ability to alleviate feelings of isolation that humans of all ages are prey to .Pets can help children with their learning. Educators have long used animals (mainly dogs) as a form of therapy in schools, using them to help developmentally challenged kids to learn. In particular, animals can help children’s reading skills. Children love their pets—and for good reason. Creatures large and small teach, delight, and offer a special kind of companionship. Whether you choose a cat, a dog, a horse, or a rabbit, the benefits to raising children in a home with pets are great. Pets give unconditional love. They are non-judgmental, and, especially for only children, lonely children, or children who have sibling rivalry or emotional distress, a pet gives them someone to talk to.
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