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Can Being a Pet Owner Help Prepare You for Parenthood?

Can being a pet owner help prepare you for parenthood? I was recently asked that question for an article on Romper entitled “The One Surprising Benefit Of Having Pets Will Make You Adopt A Dog ASAP”.  While I would never advise someone to get a pet so they can prepare for parenthood, I have seen that people who’ve owned pets before becoming parents have learned some valuable things about being a mother or father. And while the job of parent and pet owner have distinct differences, there are some similarities that may surprise you.

Patricia O’Laughlin, licensed therapist and Art Therapist, providing EMDR and therapy to individuals, couples, teens, and adults. Silver Lake/Los Feliz, Los Angeles. or (323)761-2221.