Friends Furever: Pets’ Impact on Child Development

In discussions of childhood milestones, a common event parents often miss to treasure is the time their children ask for a friendly companion. Most children undergo a similar phase of asking (some may even throw tantrums) for pets. Whether they’re influenced by the videos they pass the time with or see their friends have pets, children may most likely ask for one in their earlier years. Asking for pets may be a shared request by children. But what’s not shared are the parents’ responses […]