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What can children learn from looking after their own pets?

  1. Linda Bliss profile image92
    Linda Blissposted 5 years ago

    What can children learn from looking after their own pets?

  2. Smart is Good profile image60
    Smart is Goodposted 5 years ago

    The most important thing they learn is to be responsible. You have to guide them first, set times in which the pet must be fed, the water changed, when they need to play, etc. Then they will learn to do it all by themselves and learn to raise their pet as a responsible "parent". It will also let them be more independent and sociable.

  3. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image61
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 5 years ago

    Responsibility and compassion for starters - also safety around animals and selflessness, communication and empathy.

  4. Catzgendron profile image75
    Catzgendronposted 5 years ago

    they become disiplined and responsbile because their pets relys on them to feed, clean them and care for them.

  5. landscapeartist profile image77
    landscapeartistposted 5 years ago

    They learn responsibility, patience, compassion and loyalty for a start. They also learn friendship and understanding.  The importance of another life and communication with that other life. 
    It teaches them self-discipline, and that they alone are responsible for their own actions.

  6. peanutroaster profile image75
    peanutroasterposted 5 years ago

    Empathy.  As a parent just be ready to take over the actual responsibility.  A pet is not a toy that can be neglected.

  7. mistyhorizon2003 profile image95
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    I believe that from an early age children can benefit a great deal from having a pet. If you want to know exactly what children can learn from looking after a pet you need to read this article. read more

  8. toknowinfo profile image89
    toknowinfoposted 5 years ago

    "Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to."
    ~ Alfred A. Montapert
    Pets Teach Kids So Much
      A pet can enrich a household... read more