The following blog entries have been tagged "children".
Living with a pet can be beneficial to children. Pets can enhance a child's self-esteem, teach them responsibility, and help them to learn empathy; however, children and dogs may not automatically start off with a wonderful relationship. Parents must teach the dog and the child acceptable limits of behavior in order to make interactions pleasant and safe.
Animals can be entertaining and educational. But children, especially children under 5 years of age, are more likely to get sick from germs animals can sometimes carry. Children can learn a lot from animals, and it's important to make sure they stay safe and healthy while they're learning.