Pets teach kids responsibility, caring, and so much more. So there’s a great reason to say yes when they ask you for a pet! Still, there are some considerations to take into account.
At some point, kids always want a pet of some kind. So don’t be surprised when they ask for one.They might want a kitten, puppy, bunny, horse, iguana, turtle, bird or other animal. So many choices!! Your first reaction might be to say no, but instead, consider how kids with pets learn responsibility from the experience.
There are a few things to consider. First, choose a pet that is age appropriate. Small children may not be mature enough to learn to take care of a puppy, for example. You will end up doing most of the work yourself. Instead, find a pet that can keep their interest while they learn all about it. Read More→