It's hard to resist the wet look of a cute little puppy Every child wants to have a pet, to have a faithful friend to love him unconditionally. Some parents are against adopting a pet due to a number of reasons – allergies, parasites, pollution and all sorts of dangers.
Other parents rush to please the children and take a pet. This desire is dictated not only by their personal love for animals, but also by a desire to raise children to respect the friendship of animals.
But are you ready for a pet? We suggest you take a quick test with a few questions that will help you find out if you and your children are ready for such a change. It's a living thing after all!
So! Here are the questions:
- Does your child seem calm and happy in the company of animals?
- Can your child be gentle and considerate?
- Do you have enough space for a child and a pet?
- Are you home long enough to give the pet the attention it needs?
- Has your child stopped putting everything in his mouth?
- Are you sure the child doesn't have allergies, or if they do, will they be a problem if you have a pet?
- Can your children and future pets cope in a shared home, and will it make you angry that your home will no longer be perfectly organized?
- Are you well prepared financially to meet the needs of both children and animals?
If you answered NO to more than half of the questions, you should probably wait to get a pet. It is good for children to get used to the love of animals from the earliest childhood possible, but if your life together with children and animals will not be balanced, then problems will darken your happiness and the result may not be similar to preliminary expectations.