We were outside the other night when neighbors set off fireworks. My oldest does not like them. She got hysterical and I took her straight inside. It was still daylight and I don't even know why they set them off but that's not the point. Last night when I tried to get her to play outside she cried the entire time and would only sit in the chair with her hands covering her ears. I eventually just let her go back inside, but she was still upset. Tonight we decided to just stay in the house so she wouldn't be upset. She still refused to play. When it got dark the hands went back on the ears and stayed there even after she went to bed. I have tried turning on the TV so she couldn't hear anything outside. I have told her that they cannot hurt her. It is one thing for her to be scared, but for her to refuse to play really has me worried. I don't know how to get her to trust me that she will be fine.
on Jul. 1, 2014 at 10:42 PM