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12 reasons to raise your child with animals

Children react intuitively to animals. The love of animals is unconditional. Animals do not judge or criticize children, so it is easy for children to relate to and trust animals. Many times pets are close, reassuring, intimate creatures that children can relate to and bond with. 

Living with a creature that has a mobile lifestyle, especially like a dog, encourages children to live a mobile lifestyle. A study finds that children with dogs exercise 11 minutes more daily than children without dogs. Children with a dog have a great incentive to go out and play, Walk, Run, Jump, Jump.

A child with a pet will gain experience in this regard, as he will often experience relationship building. It is observed that children who exhibit timid attitudes can establish more comfortable relationships with other people thanks to pets. Because pets are a common area of interest for many children and are an opportunity for children to connect and talk to each other.

Their ongoing relationship with animals ultimately teaches children to recognize, Express and regulate their own feelings. Realizing that the other person can also have feelings, the child adopts the concepts of me and the other. He discovers the feelings of himself and the other.

An animal can also improve the child's learning skills.  Children experience a lot of life knowledge with their animals. They can increase learning momentum both by adding their pets to the game and by performing reading exercises with their animal.

One of the biggest advantages of growing up with pets is that children's stress levels are lowered because the animals naturally provide relief. A study by the National Childhood Grief Institute involves dogs in children's therapy groups. Therapy dogs accompany children who experience an intensity of emotion. Research results reveal that children experience intense relaxation when spending time with dogs. When the blood pressure of both the dog and the child is measured, it reveals that the blood pressure of the child and the dog is balanced as a result of this loving experience.

Growing up with a furry friend at home can help instill awareness of responsibility in children. Children can gain confidence with the responsibility of the animal they feed, their ego strength increases. Children can do simple tasks such as filling their pet's water and food bowls. As the child grows older, they can take their friends for a walk. 

A pet can teach the child empathy and compassion. Over time, your child learns to read your pet's needs: is he Hungry? Does he need to go out? is he scared? A Kansas State University study decried a positive correlation between attachment to a pet and a higher empathy score.

One of the biggest benefits of raising pets is stronger and closer family ties. Pets are often the focus of family activities together. It clamps relationships of shared sharing and love.

Animals can help socialize children and increase verbal skills. Pets are not only for social and emotional support, but also support children's cognitive language skills. The presence of a pet provides verbal stimulus to help your child talk and socialize with another creature.

In areas such as autism, other spectrum disorders, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, pets are known to be able to provide intensive therapeutic support to children.  Pets are often accompanied by many child therapy programs, especially in the US and Europe.

Pet owners have been shown to be less sick overall. It is supported by research findings that children raised with animals, especially in the early years of childhood, experience fewer respiratory problems and infections than other children. Early exposure to different bacteria reduces the likelihood of developing common allergies in the future. The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, shows that children with dogs in the first year of their life had higher immune responses compared to those who did not, and had 31% fewer respiratory infections. However, the addressee of this issue is pediatricians, and it is necessary to consult them about health. 

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