Only a pet owner understands how an animal can be an essential part of the family. As soon as your friend enters the house, it’s no longer just a pet, it’s as important as any other relationship you have in your life. They will love you like no one, they will play with you, and will be your one true, loyal friend. However, it’s your responsibility as well to make sure that your fur baby is taken good care of, especially during dog days of summer. A happy pet equals a happy family.
Make the Right Choice
First of all, it’s important that you know what you want as a pet. There are so many options that this might make you feel dizzy. Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, frogs, turtles, and the list can go on and on. This depends on a lot of factors, starting with your budget. Not only do you have to choose a pet, but also the breed you want. Do you want a dog that’s a Shih Tzu or a Golden Retriever? It’s also necessary for you to understand what kind of pet can fit in your family.
Show Some Love
Once you bring your new friend home, make sure you give it all the love you have got. Also, involve your kids in the process. If you have a dog as a pet, showing physical love can make your children a lot more active than they otherwise would be. In fact, it’s noted that a kid with a dog spends around 325 active minutes in a day.
Hot summer days can be a little too much for your little friend. In case you don’t know what to do and are also new to things, it’s best to look for pet care services and hire them. There are companies offering grooming facilities for your pet. You can also very easily find healthcare centers, in case of a medical emergency.
In Case of Pregnancy
If you have a pet at home already and are expecting a baby, it can be a huge change for both of you. Therefore, it’s necessary that you prepare your pet for the change in advance. Try placing baby things around the house a few weeks before your due day. Also, play baby sounds so that your pet is comfortable when your little one cries.
Traumatizing Kids on Social Media Is Not as Funny as it Sounds
The Current TikTok Trend
TikTok is the social media platform that has come up with more trends in the last few years than any other media. In the latest TikTok trend, tagged #ghostprank, parents are scaring their little children using a creepy ghost filter. The videos usually involve the parents running out of a room leaving their kids behind, then locking them in the room with lights off and the ghost filter on. As anybody can imagine, the children become terrified, and they scream, cry, and frantically try to unlock the door, hide, or escape the room in any other way. After a few minutes, the parents reveal themselves and rescue the poor child, who has already been frightened! This prank has gained huge popularity for some bizarre reason.
The Probable Effect
Parents may not realize that the effects of such social media pranks can be both immediate and long-lasting. Anything can happen in those few minutes your child is left alone in a state of complete panic. The child can pull some wires, bang their head, have feelings of convulsions, and even faint. In the long-term, such incidents can cause trust issues between the child and the parents, as generally children can remember trauma from as early as infancy. So, even if they don’t remember the exact incident, the trauma remains embedded and it never leaves them. So, the parents are here causing trauma to their children, just so others could laugh on social media at their expense. It’s time to stop and rethink.