Cohabitation between children and cats. What we need to know?
Many parents sooner or later hear a similar request from their children. Instead of “kitten” there may be “puppy”, “hamster” and less often “bird”. But in any case the meaning of the child’s request remains unchanged: it wants a pet in the home. It does not matter how many toys there are. Even when the toys are small and the parents try to seduce him with some new, mechanically mechanized miracle of the gaming industry to distract him from the wanted writer or puppy, the little man often stays adamant.
Then adults are usually pressured to force their grooming child to give up their desire to bring home a pet to their home. As an argument, they often refer to the potential danger posed by dogs and cats to the child’s health – fleas, worms, and “all sorts of infections there.” In such a conflict, the forces are quite unequal, and the child rarely manages to keep his position and achieve his own.
It looks as though nothing terrible has happened. The little one will look and forget. It will not, however, fall into the heavy care of raising an animal at home. But in fact, without their suspicion, by refusing to take a puppy or a kitten to his child, “caring” parents harm their child’s health. In so doing, the harm is to mental health, which is so vulnerable in the early childhood.
We will try to understand why children, at a different stage in the process of growing – in some seven, in others at ten, and in the third in twelve years – there is a striving for close communication with a domestic animal.
There is a perception that this is just a whim of the fun-filled contemporary child who wants to get a “living toy”, and once it gets its own, it quickly loses interest in it. But practice shows that things are not like that. It is much more common that, after the cat or dog has settled at home, the favorite toys pass on to the second level, even for the children who are not spoiled. And what attraction children feel about street cats and dogs during a walk, despite the explicit prohibitions of their mothers and grandmothers! Therefore, this is not just a desire for entertainment, but the children are driven by a stronger inner impulse.
Another explanation for this phenomenon I received from the religious philosophers. After childbirth, the child lives in a pure, sinless soul without noticing the sinfulness of the surrounding world. When a child grows up and the world begins to discover his real face, there is a riot in the child’s soul. She craves communion with beings for which others are malice, envy, mischief, selfishness. These beings are able to provide the spiritual comfort and support necessary for the little person. And then the child tells his parents: “I want a kitten!” Or “Buy me a puppy!”.
Psychologists adhere to a similar view. As James Serpell, Head of Animal Ecology Research at Cambridge University, emphasizes that those who constantly communicate with pets are able to provide emotional support to one another, which often does not even reach the members of a family, not to mention for lonely people. In this way, such “lonely people” often practice our own children as parents are so busy with their work that they do not have time for their children. In the opinion of the scientist, this support can be genuinely considered to be true psychotherapy with a very distinctive mechanism of action.
“No matter how paradoxical it sounds,” writes Serpel, “the cats and dogs are an advantage, not a blemish! Because in the process of communicating to a person it is important not only what he hears, but also how he himself hears it. Therefore, the fact that domestic animals listen to us and seem to understand us, but without asking questions and without evaluating us, may be their pleasant quality as companions. ”
All this is even more valid with regard to children. So often adults, without being fully aware of it, cause stress in their children and injure their frail souls in their rough and angry tone, cries or critical remarks like: “How many times have I told you! … “,” Still again! “,”
Where do you put your nose where it is not your job! “And others. But the human psyche has been designed so that we can not long be under the influence of negative emotions. And the child instinctively seeks out of them, for example in crying. How much more useful in this case would be animal communication. Lasquishing your pet – whether cat or dog – gets psychologically unloaded and maintained.
The very presence of the animal at home already creates for the child an atmosphere of psychological comfort to the extent that it produces positive emotions. Such emotions stimulate the production of “pleasure hormones” which, on the other hand, create favorable conditions for the brain’s work.
An interesting experience in this regard has been held in America. In the course of the study, 36 children aged 9 to 16 who had their own pets were challenged to read aloud the text, once in the presence of their pimmits, once without them. In the first case, their arterial pressure and pulse were significantly lower. This means that their pets play the role of an anti-stress factor for them.
By the way, the presence of a cat or dog at home can play a notable role in the correction of the psyche and the behavior of children with deviations from the norm. In single-parent families, parents often complain of increased excitability, quirkiness, and sometimes even hysterical seizures. The standard counseling of doctors in such cases is usually short: you should not be sick too much.
In fact, the root cause is far from that. Even if it does not spoil it, it is a constant object of caution on the part of other family members. The words and actions of the child are always in sight and therefore subject to constant analysis, although the adults themselves often do not realize this.
It’s not important whether they praise or reproach the child. It is equally bad for one and the other – such a “test of glory” may prove to be impossible for the still unbalanced psyche and lead to nervous disorders.
It is worth taking a cat or a dog home, and then you will see how some of the attention in the family itself will be transferred to the animal even if the parents do not realize it. The pet will become something like a shelter for the child, taking over the surplus of adult attention. And the positive effect of having a cat or a dog at home will not make us wait long. The animals will be excellent permanent anti-stress companions of the child.
But the domestic animal is capable of providing the child not only with psychotherapeutic aid. Nowadays, in medicine, a new direction of treatment is rapidly developing with the so-called energy-information impact. It uses electromagnetic waves with extremely high frequency and ultra-low intensity, producing positive resonance in the human body.
As the source of this radiation, we use special apparatus and … the hands of bio-energy therapists, as they are now called extrasenses.
But a dog or a cat sitting on the lap or at his farmer is also a source of electromagnetic waves.
It is not excluded that their frequencies can resonate with human and thus form an energy bond.
At the seventh international conference on Gene and Animal Interaction in which more than 600 scientists and practitioners participated. A great deal has been transposed, in which constant communication with animals, and therefore their inevitable energy impact, has healed people.
… In conclusion one tip. If your child really wants to have a kitten or a puppy, take his request seriously. Draw all for and against, and try not to deprive your child of the necessary communication with a living being that no toys can replace.