Parenting with Pets: The Magic of Raising Children with Animals

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Danforth Book Distribution, Oct 1, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 180 pages
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Parenting with Pets beautifully details the never ending learning opportunities family pets naturally bring into the lives of their children. Parents will appreciate the many examples of challenging life lessons and how our pets can be the most effective teachers with our guidance and interactive dialogue with our children. Parenting with Pets will show you how pets facilitate social interactions, and how children from pet-owning homes have better verbal and nonverbal communication skills than those from non--pet-owning families. Pets can also help teens through awkward adolescence. This book will show you how pets augment the lessons we teach. Although they cannot take a parent's place in raising children, pets can help to remind parents that many of the things we find stressful, such as business meetings, traffic jams, frustrating coworkers, aren't really that important. Animals have a profound effect on human physiology. They slow the heart rate, lower blood pressure, and temper emotions. They remind us to laugh.
  

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I found this book to be very informative for parents that already have or are thinking about getting pets. I loved how everything was in chapters and each chapter only focused on one or two things. My ... Read full review

Contents

CHILDREN AND PETS
5
PETS TEACH TOLERANCE
47
THE COMMUNICATION BRIDGE
85
PETS IN OUR LIFE
103
LOVE UNCONDITIONAL
111
TRUST AND FAITH
117
WILL ANY PET DO?
123
NATURE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN
149
SOME FINAL THOUGHTS
159
HELPFUL RESOURCES
173
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About the author (2007)

Chris Hamer, M.S., CCBC, has worked with dogs and their families to develop better relationships for over twenty-five years. She is the mother of two boys, who grew up on a farm, enveloped in the wisdom of animals and nature.

Peg Hevel, R.N., B.S.N., P.H.N., worked as a Nurse Health Educator, community/family liaison and family counselor in the Montana public school system. She is a mother of four daughters all raised in the companionship of animals.

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