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Pet Ownership for Children Can Help Them Develop Important Values

Whether tiny or apartment-appropriate in size, pets can help children develop in ways that shape their adulthood.

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Having a pet can help kids grow up to be more caring, compassionate, and responsible adults. Numerous studies have linked growing up with pets to more balanced emotional development and higher self-esteem in children.

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Dr. Patricia Farrell

Dr. Farrell is a psychologist, consultant, author, interested in writing, and health.