Getting a ball of fur to live with you is the best thing that you can do for you children. The
early years of a child, when it’s mind is still pure and trying to understand how this world
works, are the most important part of growing up. What a child feels and learns from those
around him/her are what forms the basis of how the child will turn out to be. Although
there are many ways of making your children learn different things but letting your children
take care of animals help them grow much more from a humane perspective. One can learn
life lessons from their pet palls. Five reasons for why getting a pet is a good idea are:
1) They develop a sense of responsibility: Tending to the needs of someone
more vulnerable than yourself, always evokes a sense of responsibility. This applies
to both humans and animals. You will have a responsible animal and a responsible
baby all ready within a few years.
2) They develop a sense of compassion, forgiveness and patience: Pets can
be quite tough to handle sometimes, especially when they have this urge to chew
through your belongings and homework! (happens a lot, right?!). But no way can
someone scold them when they flash those puppy eyes for forgiveness. Animals can
actually help you increase your patience with all the pranks they play and in-turn
you’ll end up becoming more understanding for your fellow humans as well. The
same happens with children. They would grow up to be kind hearted individuals who
will know when to forgive.
3) They will know what unconditional love really means: Although we live in
families, make friends, go on dates and what not, deep down we know that our love
is not unconditional. On the contrary, humans love in a very selfish way. We run out
of love every time we don’t receive the equal amount of love. But that is not the
case with animals. Once your pet starts loving you, they’ll keep at it till the day they
die even if you start ignoring it. Animals love unconditionally letting your child
experience that kind of love and bond will help your child grow more confident as
he/she will know that no matter what, they will always have that one buddy who
would never betray them.
4) They will make your children play and exercise: If you get a pet for your child
then it becomes the responsibility of your child to take care of it’s routine. Going out
in the sun and playing is the most important part of day for dogs as well as children.
Your children will have to leave all electronic devices behind and will have to play,
which is good for their health.
5) They will become less prone to allergies and Asthma: When exposed to pet
dander and other allergens before the age of one, children tend to develop stronger
The only sad part about getting a pet is that their end comes too soon and never can one be
prepared enough to bid them farewell. But the time one spends with their pets becomes a
truly irreplaceable part of their life. We become more humane when we have an animal
buddy and so getting your children a pet might be the best choice you can make for them.