How puppies and preschoolers/toddlers are alike

Whether you believe it or not, animals are very similar to humans. Many consider their pets and especially dogs as part of the family and evidently, they should. To put it in perspective puppies particularly share many of the same qualities as preschoolers and toddlers. If you are thinking of having kids and want to make sure you are ready, getting a dog is a great idea as it will prepare you for it. Taking care of a dog takes a lot of patience, responsibility, and hard work; similar to having a child. But in the end, it is worth it as just like children, dogs bring a lot of joy. Puppies and toddlers share a lot of similar traits that I have picked up on and it is quite remarkable.

Both require a lot of love, attention, and care.

Just like kids, puppies require a lot of love, attention, and care. Puppies like to be held just like kids do, they like to be around people, and they love affection. Just like when a child is crying a puppy wants to be picked up, hugged and be cherished with love. Puppies are taken away from their mothers after 8 weeks so they can feel scared and miss their mother so making them feel comfortable, loved is important in order for them to feel at ease.

Both are therapeutic

Both kids and dogs bring a happy vibe that is contagious. When you see a child being silly, laughing, or happy it puts you in a better mood. Puppies have the same effect, in fact, dogs are used for therapy and can make one feel calmer and reduce stress. It goes to show that the simplest of things in life can bring joy and immediate pleasure.

Taking care of puppies and kids requires creativity

When taking care of a child and a puppy something that some people don’t know is that it requires creativity. What I mean by this is that when you need to get your puppy or child to do something that they don’t want to do it entails you to think outside of the box. In fact, you may have to be sneaky as kids and dogs can be stubborn. For example, if a child refuses to eat something you could try putting it in a sandwich. That way this proves that they actually liked the food that they claimed they didn’t like. With puppies, for example, if he or she isn’t eating a lot you can get a toy that they like and this will draw them towards the food. It works as an incentive just like when you want your puppy to sit you show them a treat and that encourages them to do what you want them to do. This is the same for kids as when they do something good you reward them. When preschoolers and puppies are getting potty trained, a common thing to do once they have gone to the bathroom is giving them a treat. Tactics like this will benefit you and your pup or child.


Music’s Functionality Is Limitless

Music has been known to be useful for many things and its uses are becoming endless. Music more and more now is being noted for its therapeutical uses. Music and anxiety maintain a strong connection as music helps to calm, distract and relax a person’s body and mind. It also great for helping one sleep.

But its not just any music, usually it is music without any lyrical content. The focus is on sound as it contains soothing rhythms. Ocean waves are popularly used to listen to before bed as well as music that is used for yoga. You can easily search for these types of sources on Youtube.

But in terms of reducing anxiety, research has actually been done by neuroscientists. A particular song can help reduce anxiety by 65%. The Mind Unleashed goes into conclusive detail and if you scroll on the page you will find the video and song that is on Youtube. I’ve found that its great to listen to before bed. It definitely helps calm a racing mind as your attention draws onto the sounds. Music and mood maintain a strong role together and although this song isn’t uplifting in the musical sense, it is in the emotional sense. This is because, if you are feeling anxious or like your losing control, it can help uplift them back into calmness.

In the song there is a constant thumping sound that sounds like a heart beat, it is oddly relaxing. The song reminds me of background music that would be used in a more somber movie. The sounds also can be compared with winds blowing. As the song continues you can hear chimes in there as well.

I totally recommend anybody who has anxiety, or insomnia. Even if you don’t suffer with these issues, it’s still peaceful to this to. Even if you are trying to stay focused, this tune is fantastic.