Parenting with Pets: The Magic of Raising Children with Animals
Danforth Book Distribution, Oct 1, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 180 pages
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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Well beyond the basics!User Review - Anonymous - Borders
Kudos to authors, Christine Hamer and Margaret Hevel! Their work, Parenting with Pets, is a wonderful study of the benefits of pet ownership as it relates to family dynamics and, in particular ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - chaoticbooklover - LibraryThing
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
CHILDREN AND PETS
PETS TEACH TOLERANCE
THE COMMUNICATION BRIDGE
PETS IN OUR LIFE
TRUST AND FAITH
WILL ANY PET DO?
NATURE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN
SOME FINAL THOUGHTS