MOM, I WANT TO CAT!! Many parents hear a similar phrase from their children. Instead of a cat, a dog, a hamster, less often a bird can appear. But, in any case, the meaning of the child’s request does not change: he wants an animal to appear in the house. It doesn’t matter if he has a lot of toys.
“Psychologists say that those who constantly communicate closely with pets, they provide a kind of emotional support, which is sometimes lacking even in relations between members of the same family, not to mention single people. Moreover, our children often become such single people , because parents are so busy that they don’t have time for their children. According to the scientist, this support can be considered real psychotherapy with a clear mechanism of influence.
Paradoxical as it may seem, but the “dumbness” of murok and bugs is an advantage, not a disadvantage. Indeed, in the process of communication for a person, it is important not only what he hears, but also how they listen to him. Therefore, the fact that pets are listening and seem to understand us, but do not ask questions and do not make assessments, may be their most pleasant quality as companions.
All this is all the more true for children. After all, often adults, without realizing it, with their angry reprimands, shouts, and critical remarks – “How many times have they told you! ..”, “Again you! ..”, “Do not bother yourself with nonsense!” – injure the soul of the child, cause him stress. But our psyche is designed so that a person cannot be held captive by negative emotions for a long time, and the child instinctively seeks a way for them, for example, in crying. Meanwhile, communication with the animal would be much more useful in such cases. Stroking their pet, it does not matter – a cat or a dog – children receive psychological relaxation and support.
The very presence of an animal in the house already creates an atmosphere of psychological comfort for the child, since they cause him positive emotions. Such emotions stimulate the production of “pleasure hormones,” which, in turn, create favorable conditions for brain function.
However, the presence of a cat or dog in the house can play an important role in the correction of the psyche and behavior of children with abnormalities. In families with one child, parents often complain of his increased excitability, moodiness, and sometimes hysterical breakdowns. The standard advice of doctors in such cases is brief: no need to pamper the child.
In fact, the reason is not at all in this. Even if he is not spoiled, he is still constantly the object of increased attention from family members. The words and actions of the child are always visible and therefore are subjected to a meticulous analysis, although adults themselves do not think about it. And it doesn’t matter whether they are enthusiastic about the baby or, conversely, scolded. Equally bad, both of these “trials of glory” can turn out to be overwhelming for the still fragile psyche and lead to nervous disorders.
It is worth getting a cat or dog, and part of the attention in the family inevitably switches to the pet, even if the parents do not realize it. It seems to obscure the child, drawing off the excess attention of adults. And the positive effect of the presence of a dog or cat will not take long. In addition, they will be excellent anti-stress companions for the baby.
But domestic animals are able to provide children with not only psychotherapeutic help. Currently, a new direction in the treatment of energy-informational effects is rapidly developing in medicine. In this case, electromagnetic waves of extremely high frequency and ultra-low intensity are used, causing a positive resonance in the human body.
Special equipment is used as a source of corrective radiation and … the hands of bioenergy therapists, as they now call it, psychics. But both the cat and the dog, sitting on their knees or near the owner, also irradiate it with their electromagnetic waves. Therefore, it is possible that their frequencies can resonate with human ones and thus eliminate energy failures. At the VII International Conference on Human-Animal Interaction in Geneva, which was attended by over 600 scientists and practitioners, there were many cases where constant communication with animals, and therefore their inevitable energy effects, healed people.
The neighborhood of cats and children is not only possible, but also desirable.
For children who already know how to walk, a cat, as, indeed, any other pet, can be a kind of training tool: the child will look after the animal, look after it, take care.
Children learn to understand living things, and, having a certain degree of responsibility, for example, for feeding and combing, they gain self-confidence.
Living next to a cat, the child learns that in order to maintain the Friend’s affection and trust, one must observe many precautions and carefully monitor him: do not disturb when he eats or sleeps, let him live a cat life outside the house if the cat wants to go out to the garden or to the plot, do not forcefully kneel down or put on doll clothes. Some psychologists even claim that the friendship of a small child with a cat will help him later to better understand his spouse.
No violence should be allowed against a cat.
Perhaps for this reason, cats get along so well with people calm, sensual, artistic …
Children between the ages of three and six should be comfortably planted and only then allowed to hold the cat.
Children who have not yet learned to walk may have problems with cats. Kids are very fond of petting cats, and they like it very much. But at the same time, one of the adults should always be nearby. After all, a small child does not have enough strength and coordination to move, if necessary, move too much gentle cat. If a child pulls a cat by the tail, yanks its hair or accidentally steps on an animal, the cat may launch an attack (aggression caused by pain).
It is necessary to explain to the children that in any case, the cat needs to be treated in the way they would like to be treated by themselves, and then show how to do it.
Kittens are tender. and in order to grow up into a well-bred and gullible cat, a British kitten must feel calm and safe.
If you intend to buy a cat for children, do not do this if you yourself do not like these animals. Indeed, in the family one of the parents will need to take responsibility for caring for the cat. This burden cannot be fully borne by children.
Encourage children to always ask permission before petting someone else’s cat or dog. After all, cats, like many animals outside your home, can be a source of infection with various diseases. And children often put their hands in their mouths and can become infected by unverified animals.
The cat in the house is a joy for the child. Under the guidance of intelligent parents, he will learn how to gently treat her, learn to protect her as a weaker creature.
Do not forget that your British cat or cat is also a member of the family and should be handled accordingly!
Teach your children to treat the cat – and all animals – with respect!
Teach your children to respect all living beings, and when they grow up, the World can become more kind and humane.