SECTIONS
What would you like to know?
Share this Story

13 Parenting tips from loving animal kingdom moms

Mary Fetzer is a freelance writer and marketing consultant with a marketing degree from Penn State University and 15 years of international business experience. Mary specializes in writing about parenting, children, pregnancy, college, h...

Animals trust their instincts and parents should, too

We humans turn to doctors, friends and books for parenting advice. These loving animal mothers remind us that sometimes it's better to just trust your instincts.

1. Keep your child safe from harm

Image: Giphy

2. Breast or bottle? It's a personal decision — do what works for you

Image: Giphy

3. Take pride in your child's well-groomed appearance

Image: Giphy

4. Bond with your little one by taking a daily stroll

Image: Giphy

5. Be firm when necessary

Image: Giphy

6. It's OK if you lose your temper once in a while

Image: Giphy

7. Keep the little ones nearby

Image: Giphy

8. Encourage positive sibling rivalries

Image: Giphy

9. You don't have to be perfect to be a loving parent

Image: Giphy

10. Teach by example

Image: Giphy

11. Play with your children!

Image: Giphy

12. They're only little for a short time

Image: Giphy

13. Enjoy every precious moment

Image: Giphy

More in adorable animals

11 Self-love mantras inspired by animals
How pets benefit child development
The real cost of owning a dog for the first year

Comments
Hot
New in Pets & Animals
Close

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!