Writing this to share the joy that my family and myself get out of having pets. They can teach children love and kindness and to be gentle and much much more. We have 2 dogs, 2 budgies, 4 yabbies, 5 gold fish and sadly we lost all our marine fish just recently apart from 1. Your children can learn responsibility, by feeding them bathing them and cleaning tanks and taking care of them. One of our budgies talks and talks very well, he is a chatterbox in the mornings so you cannot forget to cover them with a blanket at bed time otherwise the talking starts at about 6 in the morning sometimes earlier. They are a lot of work but they are family.
Posted anonymously, 30th May 2014