In today’s climate, many Americans suffer from stress and anxiety, but I’m not just talking about adults with jobs. I’m also talking about kids that go to school.
They suffer through the stress of trying to get everything done in a short time and that’s not including sports or extracurricular activities.
So what can we do to help future generations alleviate their stress? There are many ways of doing this, but an effective way to relieve stress is actually therapy dogs.
When therapy dogs are brought into the classroom, teachers from around the globe have seen an improvement in mood, improvement in literacy skills and an overall calming presence when entering the classroom.
Physical contact with an emotional support animal or therapy dogs can release a chemical, serotonin, which is associated with the well being of a person.
Physical benefits correlated with therapy dogs can help children in the classroom grow and get alleviate the stress which can make them excel in school and have a good experience with learning.
Therapy dogs can help children of all shapes and sizes. So why not bring them into the classroom?
Meg Rietz, Huxley