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Apr 21, 2009

Our Animal Friends...

"Animals are such agreeable friends--they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms." ~~ George Eliot

Unconditional love is one of the greatest emotional needs of children. 
It's an unfortunate fact that we live in societies with many conditions. 
Although it's our very nature when we're born to love unconditionally, when we reach adulthood we are quite conditioned about love and more...
Animals however posses no such conditions. Therefore I can't agree more with George Eliot.  
Adapting a pet, could be one of the best things you can do for your child.
I admit that it's a huge responsibility and work...  Yet, benefits of having a friend who never judges are numerous.
Today's children suffer immensely from social bullies!  Having as many allies at home helps children collect the emotional energy to fight back and resist social bullies.
Having someone who listens and presents no criticism is actually what those children need to heal their emotional hurts.  As parents this is our job.  However having an additional support of an animal friend is so advantageous for children that I highly recommend adapting pets!  
Enjoy parenting today and everyday with the help of our animal friends :)

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