The research on the benefits of pets is overwhelmingly positive. Companion animals appear to add psychological and physical health benefits to owners, as well as help in many areas of a child’s development.
It’s a common misconception that highly sensitive people are shy or introverts. In her research, Dr. Elaine Aron found that 30% of HSP are actually extroverts.
Separation anxiety is incredibly normal and healthy in children even up to the age of 7. Our children are attached to us. They rely on us. So for them to get upset when we leave is very normal. But at the time it felt terrible.
Tuning in to your child's emotions helps them manage their feelings better.