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Появление домашних питомцев в городской семье: развитие детей или поддержание семейной системы

Варга А. Я., Федорович Е. Ю.

Along with widespread belief about the positive impact of pets on the development and psychological well-being of children, increasingly works evaluate the role of pets in the development and maintenance of psychological well-being of children more cautiously and deliberately. There is a growing conviction that the specific characteristics of the family simultaneously lead to the acquisition of pets and a specific course of socio-emotional development of children. The resolution of the contradictions associated with the presence of both positive and negative effects of pets for children is, from our point of view, the notion that pets are an integral and important part of a family system. We assume that pets can appear in families to reduce the anxiety associated with the normative crises family system.