Last spring a tornado touched down a few streets away from our home. It was only an EF-2. So it was scary, but it could have been much worse. Since then my children are terrified of even the distant sound of thunder. My 8 year old woke up in tears because of thunder. We are supposed to get some bad storms through tomorrow night. I turned on the weather last night and we all snuggled on the couch. I showed them the storm on the radar & where we were. I explained that it was just a thunderstorm and it would be over soon. That helped a little and calmed them down enough that they were able to go back to bed after it was over. But, there has to be something else I can do.
Has anyone else gone through this with their kids? I need some help!