5 Ways Pets Help Child Development


1.  Pets Encourage Nurturing

Many studies have shown that pets influence our ability to care for others. Having a pet is a great opportunity for children to take care for other living things, especially for single children. One of the studies has also shown that taking care of animals is important for boys, because it is not seen as “girly” as babysitting or playing with dolls. When it comes to pet care, both boys and girls like to be involved as much as they can.

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