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Children and Pets

April 3rd, 2013

Children and animals seem like a perfect match. Many of us adults remember the special bonds we had with pets when we were children. It’s hard to resist the pleas of our kids when it comes to the adorable kittens and puppies and other little critters. But we also realize it is a major commitment to bring a pet into our home.

During April we will address the big question: Is a pet worth the effort?

We’ll share research in human-animal interaction and talk about how to determine the right age for children to have pets, how to make choices about pets and what pets can teach our children.

Join us!

Lori Hayungs, M.S.

Lori Hayungs, M.S.

Mother of three. Lover of all things child development related. Fascinated by temperament and brain development. Professional background with families, child care providers, teachers and community service entities.

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  1. I grew up with a dog, and it was a great experience. Unfortunately, now that I have a full time job working long shifts, it’s hard for to find the time for pets. However, if you have the time and money to spare, the rewards of having a pet are well worth the effort for many people.