Ok. Most kids have pets. Most parents think they need pets; pets seem to exert a positive influence on children, but they can also expose children to significant worry and emotional trauma. Now you’re really confused, right? Two undisputable facts provide what are probably the best arguments for getting an animal for your family. First, pet ownership in Western culture is the norm: In general, about 90 percent of children will have a pet at some point during their childhood. At least among American children, the desire for a pet is almost universal.
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Second, pets are, for the most part, just plain fun. They add another dimension to our lives and connect us with the natural world from which, in our increasingly urban society, we have become otherwise disconnected.
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