The Parent Report: Raising Kids Is Similar To Raising Dogs

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BOSTON (CBS) – Are there similarities between raising dogs and raising kids?

Caring for a dog and caring for kids…are the principles one and the same?

Susan Tordella, mother of four, author, parenting expert, speaker, blogger, and parenting workshop leader, says sometimes with a kid, just like with a dog, you need to shorten the leash.

And putting your dog in a crate is like sending your kid to their room or playpen if the situation calls for it.

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