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Your Child's First Pet: A Parent's Guide to Ensuring Success
Every child wants a pet from the moment they first lay eyes on a furry little kitten or puppy, they probably want one for themselves and yet the process of getting and teaching your child how to raise that pet can be quite complex. However, the experienceread more
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Every child wants a pet; it may be a cat, a dog, a gerbil, a mouse, or a bird. It may even be a snake, a lizard, or a turtle. But, every child doesn't understand or even fathom what it takes to own a pet; in fact, many parents don't know either unless they've had a pet themselves.Aside from the dedication to taking care of a pet, children learn responsibility and nurturing skills. Regardless of what type of pet one has, care is of ultimate importance. Care takes time. Any Brayfield covers various types of pets; from the common to the uncommon: dogs, cats, birds, fish and other small pets such as Guinea Pigs, rats, hamsters, gerbils, lizards and other reptiles. She also covers areas such as: What your pet needs, finding the right animal, responsibilities and care, providing basic needs, etc. I really don't think she missed anything.Although I no longer have small children I did experience having pets when they were small. Like in most cases the children wanted the pets and within a short time lost interest in taking full responsibility for their care. This is something I didn't anticipate and learned that if the children wanted pets I also needed to want the pets. This is something that I stress to any parent when a child wants a pet.Acclimating the child and the pet takes time and often much longer than anticipated. Not every child nor every pet adjusts the same and Brayfield addresses these issues. I believe Brayfield covered every aspect parents need to know before saying yes to acquiring a pet for their child. I encourage parents to read this book before they purchase or adopt a pet for their child - it may be one of the most important decisions you make.read more
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