My Photo

By Karen Best Wright

« A Dinner Mishap with Granddaughter and our Cute Little Bagel the Beagle. | Main | Raising Grandchildren and Long-Distance Learning »

January 05, 2020

Comments

Susan Lounder

I totally agree with you Karen.
We had pets off and on throughout raising seven children. The children were responsible to help take care of the pets, (as a chore that was rotated according to age), but the main responsibility was always mine. It takes time and effort to care for a pet, as does teaching a child to care for them. I am an animal lover, so I don’t mind.

Through the years I discovered that some of my children had the same love for animals that I have, and for them, it really wasn’t a chore to help care of them. The other children just considered them a chore and treated them as such. As time went on, chore assignments were given according to the children’s personalities, so the animals were well cared for by those who enjoyed it.

Caring for, and loving a pet has been very therapeutic to my adopted children. They are learning how to be a part of something outside of themselves with love, forgiveness, compassion, empathy, and even grief.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

June 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
Blog powered by Typepad