How many times have your children told you about:”Mommy/daddy can we have a dog? Can we have a cat? Could we have any pet?!
It is common for younger children to ask their parents for an animal, and if they agree, parents should make this choice responsibly, explaining their children that an animal is not a toy, but a living being that also needs care.
Having an animal in the house can bring children, and the family in generates many advantages and benefits if it is not a decision made on a whim.