New research explores what it means when a child loses a pet

Given the relatively short lifespans of many pets, it’s not unusual for children to witness the realities of life played out in their homes. New research focuses on how children understand death in these moments, and the ideas, feelings and responses they have when their pets die….

Given the relatively short lifespans of many pets, it’s not unusual for children to witness the realities of life played out in their homes. New research focuses on how children understand death in these moments, and the ideas, feelings and responses they have when their pets die….