As a parent, responsibility is one of the most important character traits you can ever teach your child. It seems that every parent has a different method of instilling responsible living in their children, many of which are effective. One approach to teaching responsibility, though, is as close as the family pet. Daily Needs: There are several ways that having to take care of a pet can improve the responsibility of children. One of the most important aspects is simply having something ... Continue Reading
The inside scoop from a woman who spends her days on the front line of the fight against head lice. The Lice Lady speaks…are you listening?
It all started three years ago when I got "the call" from my neighbor. "My daughter has lice," she said, "you should check your kids." When my son returned from an afternoon at his friend's house I accosted him the moment he walked through the door. I parted his hair and saw something crawl past my finger. I screamed, flailed, jumped, and nearly vomited. To put it mildly, I didn't handle it well as a parent. To this day I will still swear that I saw that bug eyeballing me as it skittered for ... Continue Reading
Learn about the great rewards of fostering a pet. Considerations to take when thinking of giving a pet as a gift. Enrich your life while saving another.
The holidays are coming! Lots of moms (and dads) buy their children a puppy or kitten for the holidays. As an animal rescuer,I would ask you to rethink that choice. Sure, pets are cut, cuddly, and fun. But, who is going to care for them? Who will housebreak them? Who will clean up their messes? Who will socialize and train them? Your child/ren? Doubtful. We often see these same pets back in shelters shortly after holidays like Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Pets are not property and ... Continue Reading