By now, everyone knows that having pets in your house help teach your children responsibility. While that is certainly a great learning tool for children, there are additional benefits that go much deeper than you might expect. For instance, children who grow up around pets are more compassionate and less stressed out! Those skills are certainly helpful later on, huh?
Here is a wonderful article that details just how pets help children achieve this handy traits. It also describes how pets can help kids understand trickier and more sensitive topics like death and how babies are created. That last one might especially come in handy, ha ha!