Steven writes, "Just because you have a rambunctious toddler roaming the house doesn't mean a family pet can't roam the manor too. "Children can come to have a lifelong appreciation of animals, and as they get older, owning an animal can be a wonderful tool to teach responsibility, communication, kindness and commitment," says Steven May, pet expert and co-author of "What About Wally? Co-Parenting a Pet With Your Ex." Ensuring the safety of both your pet and your toddler is key, though. Choose an animal companion that will interact gently with your little one."
Read the rest of the article here. We'd love to know how you made the decision on the "perfect" pet for your family. We know that growing up with a pet to love teaches a child compassion and responsibility and truly, is there anything better than puppy kisses!?
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