Whether parents should allow their kids to keep a pet or not has been discussed for ages. We have listed quite a few reasons proving that a pet at home is a positive thing.
Animals teach kids to understand some important aspects. They also teach them essential skills that will be of great use for your children in the long run.
Once a child understands that there is someone in his life whom he is supposed to take care of he starts being more self-confident. A puppy or a kitten needs love, care, and attention. The child realizes that his pet relies on him. He feeds and walks the pet, he watches it grow and of course he understands that all this has been achieved due to his efforts. Another thing is that children find out what being compassionate and emphatic is when their pet falls ill and needs a vet.