Why the Wild Things Are

Animals and nature in the lives of children.

The Healing Lick

The mother-of-all-flu seasons is here. A quick pick-me-up might me panting under the table or curled up on a sunny windowsill. Your pet may be surprisingly good medicine and just might keep you healthier. Here's what psychology research has to say about the health benefits of pets for children. Read More

Very interesting. My 8 month

Very interesting. My 8 month old loves watching our Yorkie, but we are working on training the dog to stay away from him since he is in the grabbing stage.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • You may quote other posts using [quote] tags.

More information about formatting options

Gail F. Melson, Ph.D., is Professor of Child Development and Family Studies at Purdue University.

more...

Subscribe to Why the Wild Things Are

Current Issue

Let It Go!

It can take a radical reboot to get past old hurts and injustices.