Benefits Of Having Pets At Home

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Bonds with animals at an early age help kids develop their personalities and emotions.

Taking care of pets will allow your children to understand a sense of responsibility and respect for others as well as consolidate their self-esteem.

Pets: A Family Member

Having a pet at home will help create bonds between parents and children and improve integration as a family. Interacting with animals and being in charge of someone enhances our children’s social skills, teaching them to be respectful and affectionate both with other species of living beings and with themselves. 

As they grow older, your child’s caring responsibilities to their pet partner will become greater and more important, strengthening their emotional and affective development, as building relationships with animals reduces sad or fearful moments and highlights happier ones. 

Just like parents, animals represent an important emotional support for your children in their different stages of growth, so having a pet is having a companion for you and your children.

Animal Assisted Therapy for Children

Different studies show that pets can also reduce stress in children, especially in their first days of school, making the pet-assisted therapy method a more common strategy to support children in situations where they enter a whole new universe — at least for a couple of hours — which can sometimes be difficult. 

Therapy animals are specifically trained to give children feelings of security and comfort so they can adapt to new situations and make these types of transitions easier, especially when it comes to children with special needs. Children tend to feel at ease with their companions, which makes it the ideal occasion to work on aspects such as attention and concentration. 

So, What Can a Pet Do For You And Your Child?

If the above wasn’t enough, here are some specific reasons why a pet is good for your children’s mental and physical health.

  • Reduces Stress
  • Alleviates Loneliness
  • Builds Empathy and Compassion
  • Provides Unconditional Love and Acceptance
  • Teaches Responsibility
  • Builds Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Encourages a healthy lifestyle

At Toley Ranz we understand that there are different tools and methods to ensure the healthy development of children. We support the love and respect for animals, just like you and your children, they are also special beings! 

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