Death of a Pet: Child

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A Dog for a 6 Year Old?

S.M. asks from Spokane

I have been thinking about getting a dog like my daughter has been asking for, but she just turned 6 and I was wondering if that is old enough to care for a dog of he...


Loss of a Pet

C.S. asks from Los Angeles

Our son just turned 3 and it looks like we may have to put our dog down. How do we explain this to him? Honesty, "She went to Heaven." Or tell him she's going to liv...


My Son's Pet

T.F. asks from Decatur

I recently found my son's pet cat dead on the highway he thinks Waffles ran away should I tell him the truth???


Wanted: Advice from Anyone with an OLD Pet Cat......

J.B. asks from Phoenix

I am starting to get concerned for my older cats safety and I am hoping anyone has some advise for me. My "Tigger" is now 12+ yrs old. He is a very very healthy ...


Getting a Pet

T.W. asks from New York

I would like to get a pet for my children. My husband is reluctant for us to get a dog or a cat for many reasons including that we still have one child still in diap...


Help with 6 Year Old's Behavior.

H.H. asks from Indianapolis

My 6 year old daughter has me in tears. She gets so angry, mainly with me, and loses control, hits, kicks, pulls my hair as well as tells me I don't want you as my m...



P.M. asks from Harrisburg

My husband and kids REALLY REALLY want a dog. I REALLY REALLY do not want a dog (been there done that). How do we resolve this??


Kids Book to Help Deal with Pet Death...

R.D. asks from Richmond

Are there any really good children's books anyone can recommend to help a child overcome their grief of the death of a beloved pet? Ages 4-6... or whatever's good is ...


6 Year Old with Sleep Issues

C.M. asks from Richmond

I have a 6 year old daughter that is petrified of the dark and of being alone. When I go to put her to sleep at night we say good night prayers and I sing to her and...


6 Year Old Weight Concerns

J.W. asks from Tampa

Oh where to start, sorry if I ramble but I am really stuggling with this and don't know what to do for the best. My 6 year old son who has sensory processing issues s...