When it comes to motherhood, dogs have it relatively easy: Not only do they only engage in active parenting for a couple of months (puppies grow a lot faster than human babies), but they don't waste any time worrying about keeping up with parenting trends or whether or not they're up on all the latest studies. They just trust their instincts and let nature take over — and most of the time, their puppies turn out just fine. Seems like a way less stressful way of doing things, so what are some parenting hacks we can learn from dogs?
Our canine counterparts might not have opposable thumbs, but they're generally known as pretty good moms as far as animals go; in fact, there have even been stories about human children raised by wolf packs. (And not just Mowgli from The Jungle Book, either — as one article by the BBC revealed, there have been various confirmed cases of "feral children" cared for by animal parents.)
None of which is to say that you should actually give hire your family dog as a babysitter, but there's no denying that these beloved pets know a thing or two about raising their young. So why not borrow a page or two from the doggo parenting playbook?