MAY 24, 2018 | WRITTEN BY EMILY PARKER
With so much happening in today's world, parents are always looking for ways to bring more joy to the lives of their children.
While there are fun activities like family vacations, new toys, and so forth, one of the best things any parent can do for their child is to allow them the pleasure of owning a pet. Along with having a new four-legged family member who will bring them many years of unconditional love and joy, there are also many aspects you've probably never considered.
For example, having a pet in the house can help your child stay healthy. According to research in the Journal of Pediatrics, children who had a pet in the house during their first year of life were found to have over 30 percent fewer respiratory infections, as well as over 40 percent fewer ear infections.
Scientists conducting the study concluded that by the children being exposed to dirt, pollen, and dander courtesy of their pet, their immune systems were made stronger at a much earlier age than other children.
And if you want your child to go out into the world full of confidence and ready to make plenty of new friends, pets can help with this as well. Based on findings in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, kids who have pets that are always giving them unconditional love and support grow up to have more self-esteem, as well as the confidence needed to establish new friendships.
Based on findings in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, kids who have pets that are always giving them unconditional love and support grow up to have more self-esteem, as well as the confidence needed to establish new friendships.
But while these benefits are great, there's even better news.
Believe it or not, your child's pet might unleash an entrepreneurial spirit within your child, putting them on the path to a successful business career. By having a pet, kids start to look for ways to combine their love of pets with making money. As a result, they often start pet sitting, dog walking, or even building dog houses and creating cute costumes for other critters.
If all this sounds great, you can find even more fun and fascinating reasons to get a pet for your kids. To do so, pay a visit to www.catological.com/9-ways-pets-help-raise-kids/