Not only are pets a great companion for young children like this one, but they also offer a broad range of benefits to a child’s development.
According to studies from Purdue University, an estimated 40 percent of children begin their life in a family with at least one domestic animal. Of those children, 90 percent will continue to live with pets during childhood. Caring for another living thing every day is a monumental way to teach children about a slew of different skills. Adolescents with pets are likely to learn about the power of comforting, nurturing, and responsibility. What is most significant about owning a family pet, however, is that they can help families grow stronger and closer.
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