Educating Your Little Ones About Pets
By Hal Storm
Pet ownership offers so many benefits to kids it isnâ€™t even funny. Still, you need to educate your kids on the responsibilities of having a pet or things can turn tragic.
Educating children about pets can be a difficult task. This is especially true of younger children who have a hard time telling the difference between the household cat and that cute stuffed animal in their toy box. They see something cute and furry and all they want to do is grab it. This is a problem not just for the cat or dog but also for the child. Pets will defend themselves regardless of how well trained they are, and a child who pulls on a tail or is pulling the animal by the leg is likely to get bitten or clawed unless the pet is really used to it. Even if it is, making the pet miserable isnâ€™t a good idea.