Alongside companionship, there are a plethora of positive reasons why every kid should have a pet. A study reported by Psychology Today revealed that children who grow up with pets are more empathetic, generally healthier, less moody and showed fewer behavior and learning problems. It may be extra work on the parents to oversee the wellbeing of both their human and fur babies, but the benefits far outweigh the extra hassle.
Whether it be a traditional animal—dog, cat, rabbit—or an exotic type—snake, armadillo, caterpillar—kids who grow up with an animal friend are better off mentally, emotionally and physically. Plus, your little human/s will have a partner in crime to enjoy all the little, big and in-between life moments.