Why kids like the dog better than their siblings

January 30, 2017
in Kids

No offense to my siblings, but growing up, I was much more likely to confide my secrets in my dog than in them. Inky always listened, didn't judge and would gladly lie by my side for hours, rarely lured away by better offers. She stuck with me through homework, friend drama and later boyfriend tears. Many kids think pets make the best companions, and now science has proven it. Kids get more satisfaction out of relationships with their pets than they do with their brothers and sisters, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The study found that children also appear to get along better with their pets than with their siblings. Although dogs and cats are almost as common as brothers and sisters in traditional households, the researchers said, there are few studies that...

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