• Family Pets Aid Child Development

    6 monthes ago - By Cat Fanciers' Association

    In a newly published study , the University of Liverpool examined the benefits to children growing up with pets.
    The study concluded that youngsters with pets tend to have greater self-esteem, less loneliness, and enhanced social skills - research that adds strength to claims that household pets can help support healthy child development.
    “The patterns among sub-populations and age groups suggests that companion animals have the potential to promote healthy child and adolescent development,” says WALTHAM researcher Nancy Gee, a co-author of the study. “This is an exciting field of study...
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