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Tips and Tricks to keep your kids calm during a storm

11/29/2020 (Permalink)

Two little boys looking out the window Try turning a scary storm into an interesting science lesson!

Storms and severe weather can cause major stress, especially when kids are involved! We know it’s not easy to keep a child calm during a storm, but we hope these ideas help!  According to http://toysinthedryer.com/, the first and most important thing you can do is to keep yourself calm. If you are not calm, your kids won’t be either.

 Another tip from https://www.boystownpediatrics.org/ is to turn the storm into a science lesson! The following quote says “Explain how the thunder and lightning works. Have you ever noticed how pure colors are right before a storm or how the lightning looks like a giant light show? Point these things out to give them something to marvel at, rather than be afraid of.” Another way to keep kids calm during a storm is to keep them busy. Sometimes keeping them busy means following their normal routine, while other times it means reading a book, playing on an iPad, or watching tv. Another tip to keeping your kids calm during a storm is to simply hug it out. Sometimes kids just need to feel safe and secure, and a hug from mom or dad can do just that! To read about more ways to keep children calm during a storm, check out the following websites!

  1. https://www.boystownpediatrics.org/knowledge-center/help-kids-scared-thunderstorms
  2. http://toysinthedryer.com/

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