For Children

Hellos and Goodbyes to Beloved Family Pets (Expert)

All life is filled with Hellos and Goodbyes. The longer we live, the more we will suffer the loss of loved ones: people, beloved family pets, things, ideas, jobs, house, friendship, season and so on. As Pet Partners how do we say Goodbye to a beloved family pet?   I want to read you aRead more …

Who Sees Better – Cats or Dogs? (EXPERT)

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Have you ever seen your dog looking for his toy? How about the cat staring at you, like they can see in your soul? Then, you may have wondered which animal has the best eyesight. Well, I was curious too. Read on to see what I discovered about who sees better- cats or dogs. SuperpowerRead more …

Why Kids Relate To Animal Stories? (EXPERT)

Animal stories appear in a variety of forms, styles and genres. However, most include one or more animals as the focus of the story. Some may involve pets of human children. The child may be the hero (like Old Yeller) but the pet is the crucial player in the drama.   Why do animal storiesRead more …

Pet Jokes & One-liners for Animal Lovers

I am writing a new bonus item for our community members at www.IlovePetStories.com  and thought I woudl share a few with you. Do you have some favorite jokes, riddles and one-liners about pets?  Share them with us! We are a fun loving group of pet owners.  We all consider our pets as members of theRead more …

Kids, Chores & Pets—Who Is Responsible? (EXPERT)

Children who do chores at home do better in school.  They do better in sports and other extra-curricular activities.  The house gets fairly clean and organized and the whole family has more time to do things together.  Our goal is to teach responsiblity  but….. who is in charge of the pet? But what happens whenRead more …

How To Help Children Cope With Death Of A Pet (EXPERT)

How do caring adults assist young children or teens to cope with a death of a beloved pet or loved one. Perhaps the question is: how much do children understand about the process of death, and as adults what do we want to share with them? This may bring up issues in our own lifeRead more …

Golden Retriever Dogs and Children

Mar 25, 2015 | Posted by in For Children, New Pets, Stories | 0

Should You Buy a Golden? Beautiful Golden Retrievers have quickly become one of the most popular dogs in America. Although the breed was originally bred for hunting, they show such versatility that they are often used in search and rescue and as Seeing-Eye dogs.   But, in recent years, they have come to be theRead more …

Pet Loss & Children (EXPERT)

Mar 7, 2015 | Posted by in For Children, Tips for Coping | 0

There is such a strong animal-human connection. As Marjorie Garber said: “If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.” The loss of a beloved pet may be the first death experience children face. It isRead more …

Death of a Child’s Pet

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by in For Children | 0

Is the Ability To Teach A Child About Death In A Way That Will Give Them Life-Long Resilience And Understanding Worth $19.99 To You? Children who have been exposed to the concept of death as part of the life cycle are not as afraid as those whose families never spoke of it. Death and dyingRead more …