Ways Having Pets Prepares You For Parenthood

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Making behavioral decisions

This is a big one. In fact, one poll that explored the biggest conflicts between parents and grandparents surrounding rearing kids found that snacks (there’s that diet thing again), manners, discipline, and screen time are some of the top issues. That shows you how passionately parents feel about managing the behavior of their kids. You’ll have to have these discussions about pets, too. Can the pet be on the bed? Can she jump on people? Is she allowed to roughhouse? Is she allowed to beg at the table? Do you want to do training? What type of training? There are many schools of thought around pet discipline. When the pet cries, do you comfort her, or ignore her? These are decisions that can help prepare you when it comes to kids.

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