Why Kids With Pets Are Better Off

 ADHD in the News 2017-07-20

But is it generally true that pets are linked to the psychological well-being of children? Yes, according to an excellent review of 22 studies of the impact of companion animals on child development. While some of the findings are mixed, the authors concluded that growing up with pets is linked to better self-esteem, cognitive development, and social skills...But a new study suggests a different answer, and I expect the results will be controversial.