How many times a day do you hear your wonderfully inquisitive child ask for their very own pet? They seem to think that the world will come to an end if you do not run out and purchase the pet of their dreams. However, never do they think about all the time and patience that goes into taking care of that dream pet. You already know what is involved because of your ample years of wisdom. I stumbled across a site that just may save parents the grief and hardship that sometimes follows the responsibility of owning a pet. NeoPets.com allows your children to own virtual pets that will grow with your children as they get older. Children are still responsible for taking care of their pets but it is in an electronic form instead of a physical one. Soon I became a little addicted to owning my very own virtual pet and could not tear myself away from my computer screen. Customizing my new pet with all the features that I enjoy provided me with hours of carefree and stress free fun. This is another thing that I can add to my own list of guilty little pleasures. By owning a NeoPet, you can begin the lessons of teaching your child about responsibility. It will allow them to earn your trust when it comes for caring for a potential physical pet. Parents can monitor their child's progress and see how well they tend to the needs of their NeoPet. Once you are satisified with all of their actions, then maybe you will consider purchasing the dog or cat they have had their eye on for such a long time. Starting the journey of owning a virtual pet is tremendously easy. Just go to the NeoPets.com to register and you will be will on your way. After your child verifies their email address with the activation code, then can choose a pet of their choice. There is a vast selection of pets which include, rabbits, dragons, and tigers. Your child will be able to use their imagination to customize their pet with multiple features.Playing the available online games allow them to acquire earning points, which can be used just like money. In order for your children's new virtual pets to thrive, your child must spend a tremendous amount of time online. This could be considered a negative point because no parent wants their child to be online constantly. Therefore, you should regulate how much time they spend. Set up a specific schedule and rules for them to stick to. Before you know it, your child will be overjoyed with the brand new responsibility of their virtual pet.