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Comforting Your Preschooler During a Thunderstorm

Posted on 04-29-2015 | Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Mableton

BOOM! FLASH! Another springtime thunderstorm works it’s way across the sky and your sweet preschooler is terrified. Storms can be quite scary for young children with all of the loud, rumbly thunder and bright flashes of lightning. Even as an adult, it’s easy to see what could be so unsettling about a thunderstorm. So what can you do to soothe the frightened child quivering beneath the bed sheets? Here are two suggestions:

1. Beat the fear with knowledge! – No matter our age, we are all more likely to experience fear when facing a situation we don’t understand. The same is true for children. Take some time to research thunderstorms with your child and talk about what causes the rumbly thunder and bright lightning. There are also several children’s books written that address this fear to help children overcome it.

2. Have a Plan! – Just like understanding what a thunderstorm is can put your child at ease, so can having a plan for thunderstorms. As a family, figure out your thunderstorm game plan. Also discuss how your children can be safe if they’re away from home, outside, at daycare, or anywhere else during a storm.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Mableton, we offer a safe and nurturing environment for children to explore the world around them. Our state-of-the-art facility and highly trained staff sets us apart from the average childcare center. We would love to give you a tour! Contact us today and see the Kids ‘R’ Kids difference firsthand. 

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