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Pets and their importance in the development of children

At some point every kid definitely appeals to parents with a request to start a in the house dog or cat. But this is not always possible – do not allow the size of the apartment, my mom’s allergic. And let’s see what the psycho-emotional development of the child mean animals.

Man is part of nature, holding the mind. People came out of the animal Kingdom and have to attain harmony with the world completely different than animals. However, people from ancient times used the “instinctive adaptation” of animals: imitating their habits in hunting, in dancing, putting on their skins, bearing amulets with their image.

Animals, therefore, have always been an example of survival and adaptation to the surrounding world. helped the ancients survive.

The child’s relationship to the animal has many similarities with the attitude of ancient people to the animal. The child does not show even a trace of arrogance, which subsequently encourages the adult civilized man to separate the sharp feature of a private nature from any other animal. Without hesitation, the child gives the animal full equivalence (think “picture family”, where the dog has been a full and important member), his uncontrolled emotions he feels, perhaps, more akin to the animal than him seeming mysterious and incomprehensible to the adult.

Animals are very close to children, they easily identify themselves with them (“Hey, Mom, I’ll be your little doggy Friend?”), this allows you to build your own picture of the world, despite the concreteness of their thinking (remember Dasha Panther). Experiencing fear and anxiety in relation to parents and adults, children can transfer this attitude to animals, each of which has its symbolic meaning. Continue reading

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