Anywhere in the civilized world, family means children… and animals 🙂
A dog gives children the opportunity to develop their specific responsibilities, to develop the emotional side, to find a friend who will be able to communicate with, sometimes even better than with friends. A pet can be a stimulus for time spent with him can be considered as a great reward.
Psychological benefits are many: for a child who learns to care for the animal or to treat him with kindness and patience, chances are they learn to treat their peers in the same way. Parents are still advised to choose a suitable companion. An aggressive or exotic animal, difficult to care for, could turn into a bad experience.
A study of almost 6000 young people revealed that early exposure to cats and dogs can prevent children developing allergies later in life. Studies have shown that children who come from families that own pets have a high degree of empathy and social skills superior to those who do not have a pet at home.
In addition, research carried out on 6000 children aged between three and 18 years showed that there is a connection between the growth of an animal with a high level of confidence in its own strength and cognitive development of children.
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