Animals in home – is this idea good for our children?

Every family in one moment faces a big problem – our child comes to us and: “Mom, dad, I want to have a cat!”. Or dog, or fishes, or parrot, or something else. What should we do in this situation?

First at all, we must answer the question: are we able to fulfil all needs of his animal? In “all needs” I mean for example enough space in our home, time and also money for caring animal, even if it gets sick. If the answer sounds “no”, there is no place for any further discussion.