Tornadoes and thunderstorms are a common occurrence in the Midwest and causes weather-related anxiety. Children may experience high levels of stress in the spring and summer. And while it is true that fears surrounding severe weather usually decrease as a child gets older, parents can do more than just wait for their children to grow out of this common childhood fear.
Ease Your Kid’s Fears of Storms
As any expert will tell you, storms can trigger fear and anxiety. Fortunately, there are things you can do to ease your kids’ weather woes, both before a storm strikes and after it passes.
How to Keep Kids Calm During Severe Storms
Parents are the ones responsible for protecting children while teaching them one of the most critical skills in any emergency – stay calm.
Dealing with Kids’ Fear of the Weather
If volatile weather sparks a crushing wave of panic in your child, calm storm preparation, soothing relaxation techniques and a dash of Weather 101 may help ease his fears.
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