It's not easy having kids, and sometimes kids don't get along with pets. So if you have a kid and you want a cat, what do you do to make their relationship a little more friendly? Here's how to reduce mayhem in the household. Teach kids to use a softer voice around animals, not grab at fur, and create special rituals between them and your pets. Sounds silly, but these tips could also apply to human siblings (minus the fur).