National Pet Day

Researchers decode why children prefer pets to their siblings

National Pet Day

Researchers decode why children prefer pets to their siblings

A new study shows that children get more satisfaction from the relationships with animals than with their siblings. The new study adds to the increasing evidence that household pets may have a major influence on child development and emotional well-being –-something that scientists have long overlooked. The main goal of the research was to find out more about how having pets in the family can influence kids' well-being and development as they grow up.

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