Teaching Children Caring Behaviors…continued

In keeping with the theme of helping young children develop caring behaviors, the kid’s blog, published on 9/9,  introduces the idea of caring for oneself . It  does so by asking questions about what a child can do to take care of him/ her self and how that makes a child more   grown up and independent.  A web site that offers practical ways of helping a young child develop these skills is www.extension.org/pages/Ways_to_Encourage_Self-Help Skills in children.

Today’s kids’ post is about helping “Can Do” Kid Willie decide if he is ready to take care of a dog. He is lonely because his mom is in the  Army, stationed overseas, and he lives with his grandparents. His grandparents see the value of him having a pet, but know that they are not up to caring for a dog. A tough decision.

Sites that can help with decision making if you are considering getting your child a dog are:

  • www.activityvillage.co.uk/is_your_child_ready_for_a_dog.htm
  • www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=1452

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