4. Responsibility

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Alright, yeah I know that with pets comes lots of responsibility! You feel like it’s going to fall all on you. It will if you let it. Here is where you can teach your kids how to be the responsible. Those chores that come from taking care of this little critter can easily translate into how to take care of others, friends, family.

It ties into empathy. When you are responsible you develop a passion and an invested interest.

Overall, if you stop and take a breath, you’d see that the benefits of having an additional member of the family are truly a great benefit to not only you (the lowered stress, the lower blood pressure), but it is such a benefit to your child. Having a companion that teaches them life lessons without them even realizing it is awesome!

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