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So you’ve got impostor syndrome. What should you do?

Impostor syndrome — or the psychological phenomenon in which a person doubts their accomplishments, feels inadequate and worries they will be exposed as a “fraud” — is a common struggle, particularly in higher education, the workplace and other stressful environments.

Recent theoretical work suggests that pets may benefit children’s socio-emotional health by improving social regulation of emotion and enhancing cognitive control. (Getty Images)

How do child-pet interactions influence child health and well-being?

Nearly 75 percent of U.S. households with children report having at least one pet and emerging research shows that positive interactions with pets, such as caretaking behaviors, are associated with better physical, social and educational outcomes among children.

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