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Children only tend to think of the fun benefits of having a pet, whereas parents know there is a lot of patience, time, responsibility and effort involved. Many houses have these arguments, but most parents are apprehensive of getting a pet into their homes.

Here’s how sharing your home with a furry companion will change your kid:

Pets can enhance your kids’ mood

Pets are a great way to improve your mood and temperament. Research has shown that people who suffer from various diseases have lesser chances of depression if they keep pets as compared to those who are suffering from similar diseases and don’t keep pets.  Studies have also shown that kids who grow up with pets are more empathetic and more expressive of their emotions.

A source of exercise

Want someone who will accompany you on walks? Dogs can be great companions and will happily go out for walks, at times even urging you for a walk, when you’re too tired, keeping you active and fit. Other activities related to pets like feeding, bathing, playing and cleaning will not only be a source of exercise for your kids, but also teach them a thing or two about responsibility.


Having a dog at home is especially good because they also double up as caretakers. No burglar alarm can be better than a dog at home, and you can be assured that your pets will protect your little ones.

Download the Mai app to improve your child’s skill in managing emotions and also assess your child’s skill in self-expression.

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