Canine MD: Eight Ways a Dog Improves Your Child’s Well-Being
by James Jacobson
Some of our favorite childhood memories involve dogs. But did you know that warm feeling is based in good science? Here are eight ways a dog improves your child’s health and well-being.
Dogs enhance your child’s cognitive and social development. Family ownership of a dog or other pet increases your child’s ability to use his whole brain. Children with pets at home also score significantly higher on empathy and pro-social scales than children without pets.