How owning a pet can help raise teens' self-esteem
A growing body of research links pet ownership to the emotional wellbeing of children. A review of 22 studies found that kids who grow up with animals are more likely to have higher self-esteem, better cognitive development and more social skills. In a New York Times article, psychologist and CBS News contributor Lisa Damour explains that older kids can especially benefit. She joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the research.