Everyday Grace

Four Ways Adopting a Pet Teaches Grace to Your Kids (and You)

June 10, 2015
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I've encountered very few children that didn't want a pet of some sort. And outside of children that are too rough, cruel, or allergic, kids will learn fabulous lessons of grace from adopting a pet. Parents that allow their kids to adopt pets tend to have a higher likelihood of showing grace to their children in other areas of their lives. Whether golden retriever or goldfish, here are the top four ways your family adopting a pet teaches grace to your kids (and you:)
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2. Pets teach kids through how we train them.


child-training-dogHow we train our pets and, more importantly, how we train our kids to train our pets provides opportunities for showing grace. Training pets either teaches patience and kindness or engrains impatience and harshness. Children rarely feel powerful or authoritative. Pets provide those opportunities for children far sooner than they would have if they just waited for teaching younger kids when they hit their teen years. It’s imperative that a child learns patience and showing grace to those that are slow to learn. Pets are a great place to start.

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2. Pets teach kids through how we train them.

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