5. Tantrums and Begging

Giving in to cries of "Mom, pleeeeeeeease can we have a puppy?" is a bad move. Don't let tantrums and "you don't love us!" sway your decision either. Not only will your kids learn that they can get what they want if they whine enough, but you'll end up with a pet that you probably didn't want.

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