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(Medical Xpress)   Pet dogs may improve social-emotional development in young children as well as protect them from bullies, abandoned wells and burial caves, and rampaging bears   (medicalxpress.com) divider line
    More: Hero, Developmental psychology, Young children, Psychology, Emotion, Dog, Pet, Associate Professor Hayley Christian, Child development  
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2020-07-06 8:37:49 AM  
Also, 3rd grade boys are apparently terrified of picking on a girl who owns a snake.  Solved the bullying problem in less than a week.
 
2020-07-06 10:57:26 AM  
"This just in ..."

"Apparently, Dogs are awesome."
 
2020-07-06 12:45:57 PM  
Well, duh.
 
2020-07-06 12:51:13 PM  
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Go ahead, approach the child.
 
2020-07-06 12:54:04 PM  
Or just maul them to death in their own cribs out of jealousy.

Only happens a dozen or so times every year in the USA.
 
2020-07-06 1:01:56 PM  

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Go ahead, approach the child.


'Super Cat' saves boy from dog attack in California - BBC News
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2020-07-06 1:07:09 PM  

FrancoFile: Flappyhead: [Fark user image 425x310]

Go ahead, approach the child.

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"Fark off dog, that's my scratching post!"
 
2020-07-06 1:13:30 PM  
Don't forget liver and onions.

My very good boy protected me from whole plates full of liver.

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2020-07-06 1:17:55 PM  
Sure, until you go into the hospital and your parents, a few weeks later, tell you that they had your dog put to sleep because "he missed you," only to find out later that they simply didn't want to feed him while you weren't around.
 
2020-07-06 1:19:56 PM  
Meanwhile my dogs have spent the last few days of fireworks and thunder cowering and hiding under my shirt.

I'm their emotional support human. They can't function without me.
 
2020-07-06 1:48:26 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Or just maul them to death in their own cribs out of jealousy.

Only happens a dozen or so times every year in the USA.


Nothing that happens in the USA is representative of a functioning society.
 
2020-07-06 1:57:39 PM  

FormlessOne: Sure, until you go into the hospital and your parents, a few weeks later, tell you that they had your dog put to sleep because "he missed you," only to find out later that they simply didn't want to feed him while you weren't around.


What the . . . ?
 
2020-07-06 2:01:36 PM  
I have two kids in diapers.

I'd like my boys to have all the good times I assume are associated with dog owning...but I'm not really up for handling the poop of any more living things just yet.

I swear, all I'm asking is that there be one shiat taken by anyone in this house that I don't have to be involved in, is that so much to ask?
 
2020-07-06 5:23:40 PM  

FormlessOne: Sure, until you go into the hospital and your parents, a few weeks later, tell you that they had your dog put to sleep because "he missed you," only to find out later that they simply didn't want to feed him while you weren't around.


What's it like being raised by sociopaths?
 
2020-07-06 5:53:15 PM  
Having a dog is basically having another child whose age caps out at the equivalent of a human five-year-old, and having siblings or friends is good for a kid in basically exactly this way, so this result is... very unsurprising.


Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Or just maul them to death in their own cribs out of jealousy.

Only happens a dozen or so times every year in the USA.


Even if that were true (it isn't), there are about 90 million dogs in the USA.  "A dozen" rounding up aggressively would be a rate of .002 in 100 thousand.

The murder rate for humans in the US is 5 per 100 million.

So the dog is approximately two and a half thousand times safer to have in the house with the baby than either of the parents (actually it's a bit worse than that for the parents, since the likelihood of an immediate family member murdering you is much higher than that of the general population).

I guess what you're trying to tell us is that you intend to divorce your spouse and get a dog instead, for the good of the child?
 
2020-07-06 5:54:58 PM  
Sorry, I mistyped.  Human murder rate is 5 per hundred thousand, not million.  Per 100k is the standard units for it, which is why I was using it.
 
2020-07-07 3:40:02 PM  

Flappyhead: FormlessOne: Sure, until you go into the hospital and your parents, a few weeks later, tell you that they had your dog put to sleep because "he missed you," only to find out later that they simply didn't want to feed him while you weren't around.

What's it like being raised by sociopaths?


It sucked. I've described some of my childhood on Fark - "horrible" doesn't really cover it well.
 
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