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Pets Teach Empathy

The integral part of our lives and communicating with the animals that are our closest friends play a role in the development of children. Experts draw attention to the importance of communication with animals for children's cognitive and psychological development.

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Pets Teach Empathy
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Communication with animals for children's development is of great importance. Petsin expert psychologistAyben Ertem, who has increased ability of children to empathize, says that children who feed pet are less concerned. According to Ertem, which cited research, pet feeding contributes to psychological development of children as well as physiological development. Fewer allergic reactions are observed in children with pet feeding, while risk of asthma decreases. Animals Teach Empathy "The child who has a pet learns to empathize when childrenare fighting with ir siblings, or when y are unhappy, go to ir pets and talk to m." He learns mood of his pet, his hunger, or what he does when he's scared. This improves ability to empathize. It is also seen that children with pets at home are less concerned. Children aged 3 and over spend more time with ir siblings than y have with ir pets without getting bored. A child with any pets spends 10 minutes on average, spending time with him, with his bror, with an average of 2 and a half minutes. Being with pets is comforting little children ".

Pets Socialise Children "According to researchers, expert psychologist, who is more sociable than children with pets; Children with pets have common things to talk about, and having a common interest is strengning friendship and socializing. When children are angry or upset, y are most comfortable with ir pets, and y even talk to m and share ir secrets. It is now known that pets have lowered blood pressure, accelerating healing process from disease. Post Traumatic stress disorder, behavioral disorder and autism spectrum disorder, animals are seen to be effective on children, "he said.

allergic reactions are decreasing Noting a study conducted at Faculty of Medicine in Georgia, Ertem wrapped up his words as follows: "Children with multiple pets have a 50 per cent less allergic reaction than children who do not have any animals. Especially in-home allergies are getting pretty low. The reason for this is change in child's immune system when cats or dogs in house lick children. At same time, children with an early-age pet are likely to be asthma. "


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