Growing up with a pet is an extraordinary experience — they are the first best friend, an ultimate accomplice in mischief, and a Grade-A, snuggle buddy. Most people regard their pets as if they are their children. But then, there are some who choose not to get a pet, because they don’t want to be distracted from focusing on their kids. This article will corroborate all the reports that have been made that babies and pets can live together in harmony, and make life better for all members in the family.
We have all heard and read that pets help kids grow into more decent and responsible adults. But keeping a pet can be expensive, time-consuming and emotionally tasking for a lot of people. However, if you have kids and find yourself in the class of people who cannot have pets due to their lifestyles, consider the below 8 reasons why your child needs a pet:
- To play with…
Pets are careful and tireless. Your kids will have loads of fun just throwing balls or playing hide and seek.
- To cuddle…
It’s always so adorable and cute to see a pet and an infant cuddle. Adults need hugs, but children need more hugs and cuddling especially when mom and dad are not available.
- Love 101
Even though we all love our kids unconditionally, there isn’t such a thing as too much love. Pets teach kids to love others and not just their parents.
- The best partners in crime
Mischief is what your kids and their pets will be up to most of the time. This is part of developing their social behavior, so let them have fun and giggle on.
- To get tired with…
Yawn!!! Don’t you just love seeing a child and a pet exhausted from too much playtime? It’s absolutely adorable.
- Pets teach kids about responsibility!
Cleaning up after pets can be a pain, so this is really a good way to start your off in life. They’ll learn to care for others because it becomes ingrained in them that their pets are their responsibilities.
- They go great on a picture
Seeing a little child and their pet in a picture is always a beautiful sight and is a great way to keep pleasant memories for when they get older.
- Pets can be WAY more patient than parents…
Fact! Pets do not lose their cool and they don’t snap because they’ve had a long day and the living room is a mess.