Children and Therapeutic Aquariums

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Many people love the appearance of a fish tank in their home or office, because it adds a nice ambiance to the building. An aquarium is a unique way to decorate, and it catches the attention of everyone who walks into the room.

Scientific Research: Aquariums Have a Calming Effect

Did you know that a fish tank is more than just a decorative item? It has been found that aquariums can be very beneficial to help children calm down and stay relaxed. Several research studies have been done that looked at the effects of an aquarium on people with Alzheimer’s disease as well as children with Autism. It was found that an aquarium with brightly colored fish can be soothing and calming to the person.

When people are exposed to vibrant fish tanks, they appear to be more calm, alert, and relaxed. Knowing this information can be a powerful way to manage your child’s behavior. If you have a child who often gets uptight or has behavioral issues, then you might consider having an aquarium installed in an area in your home where the child spends a lot of time.

Stopping Bad Behavior Before it Starts

Every parent has dealt with a meltdown at one point or another, and it can be frustrating to know what to do to help your child calm down. Instead of waiting for the meltdown to occur, you might consider having a fish tank in the room to calm the child before they reach meltdown levels of stress and frustration.

Choosing the Right Pet for Your Child

Having pets, such as fish, cats, or dogs, can have a very calming influence on the child. The companionship of the animal can be very beneficial on a mental and emotional level. The problem with cats and dogs is that they often run away if the child starts to get upset, making it difficult to use those types of pets to help the child calm down. In some situations, the pet might get stressed as well, and strike back at the child because the animal doesn’t understand the situation.

On the other hand, fish can’t do anything to hurt the child and they are confined to the limits of the aquarium. The moving shapes and bright colors can be very helpful to soothe the child, and at the same time the child’s development will be stimulated when they are looking at the fish tank.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of having an aquarium in your home? Contact us for more information about having a freshwater or saltwater fish tank installed. We offer these services in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania areas: (732) 730-7060

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