Children who have Pets smarter than peers?
Trick the careless student, insists that he didn’t do the homework because it ate his dog, in a short time can not be triggered. Apparently, Pets are on the contrary very positive effect on the performance of school exercises.
In a survey of thousands of English children and adolescents aged 5 to 16 years, the vast majority of them (79%) reported that the presence of a pet companion helps them do a better homework. While confident of all this the owners of decorative rats and mice (92%) vs. cat owners (80%) and dogs (86%).
According to animal lover and popular presenter of English program about the wild Micaela Strachan (Michaela Strachan), the domestic dog help her children three and seven years to focus and generally have the most beneficial effect on the personality of the child.
– It helps the child become more responsible, increases attention, develops a sense of respect for the living entity and helps people become more confident. And yet, if the house has a dog, it promotes more frequent walks in the fresh air, in our time, when many children sit in houses for PC and consoles.
According to the same survey, approximately half of children feel happy when we communicate with Pets. The third feels more at peace, calm, and a fifth of respondents even felt more intelligent. And, curiously, it was mainly the owners of chinchillas .
Organization sponsored by Pets at Home (“Pets at home”) for English children during the summer holidays arranged free seminars about animals, holidays, during which it was also found that children with any domestic animal are really starting to change. According to some polls, 36 % felt more caring, 34% more responsible, a fifth admitted that they have improved communication skills with other people.
The most responsible here felt the owners of reptiles, in second place with 61% were owners of rabbits, the third with 40% of cat owners, on the fourth with 36% of dog owners.
Also the Manager of Pets at Nome, Jefferson Scott confirms the words of Micaela Strachan and said that indeed, about 30% of pet owners admitted that they became more active when in the house pet.