Childhood isn’t what it used to be. Today, school-aged children face fears more than ever before. Between school bullying, mass shootings, and standardized tests, parents may wonder how to make being a kid fun again.
A recent study reveals that children who grow up with a family pet, in particular, a dog, are happier and have a lower blood pressure than peers who do not. Studies on the health benefit of pets and children have been performed on a small sample size, but who doesn’t agree. Dogs really are man’s best friend, ask anyone who has ever watched an episode of Lassie!