It's wonderful for children to grow up with pets. It provides a great opportunity for learning, nurturing and building healthy relationships that will benefit your children for the rest of their lives. Raising your children with pets can help them be more emotionally and physically healthy.
Ultimately, your children will learn how to treat animals—and people—by watching how you treat the family pet. That means parents have to lay the groundwork so that we can keep pets in our lives. As long as families view caring for pets as a responsibility, the experience is nothing but positive.