6. Pet care can help improve symptoms of ADHD
If your child suffers from ADHD, owning a pet will provide opportunities for improvement. For instance, the daily tasks of feeding, cleaning, and general care of the pet will teach your child responsibility and help develop planning skills. Playtime with your pet will help an overactive child burn off excess energy, which will help reduce struggles at bedtime. The unconditional love you can expect from an animal will help boost your child’s self-esteem.