How to Stay Calm During Thunderstorms in Newton Falls, OH
Now that the warmer weather is on its way, chances are there will be a few thunderstorms rolling our way.
Now that the warmer weather is on its way, chances are there will be a few thunderstorms rolling our way. Storms can be a frightening experience for young kids. Here are some ways to deal with your child’s fears before the bad weather occurs from UW Health:
- Identify a comfortable and fun place in the house to go to during non-emergent storms that is relaxing and positive; finding a place away from windows, and the sights and sounds of the storm is often helpful. If it’s not a bedroom, consider bringing pillows, blankets, and other items to make the space feel cozy.
- Help your child make a “storm fun kit” that you bring out only during storms. Include activities like markers, puzzles, battery-operated electronic games, and packaged snacks. Make sure to include flashlights for everyone in the box in case the power goes out; darkness can make everything seem scarier. Kids love to play with flashlights, and often, they will feel safer having one at hand.
- Consider making a “storm game,” like getting “points” for each time there is thunder.
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