My dd is 3.5 years old and she has her own bed/room that she sleeps in at night and she does a really great job about staying in there. She has a few windows in her room and when it's really windy they rattle and are kind of loud. This scares her and also thunder scares her. I've tried to explain to her that it's just nature and what happens when it rains. I explain to her that it has to rain for the plants and flowers to grow because they need to drink it, like we need to drink water to be healthy and have energy. I try to explain to her that we are all safe inside the house because all of that is happening outside and it won't get to us. Last time it stormed, she woke up at 4am crying and covering her ears because the thunder was so loud. I don't blame her. It boomed so hard and fast sometimes that it scared me. I went in and laid down with her and held her. She went back to sleep and since it was so early, I just slept in there with her. When she woke up she kept asking where the rain and thunder went. I told her that it went away and moved on. A few mornings ago, I awoke to her crying again. This time it was the wind. I had her come in and lay with me in bed since my husband was at work already. Last summer we had really bad storms and our power went out one night and so I sat with her at the window and tried to make her comfortable watching the storm and the awesomeness of the lightning. I warned her that after lightning, there would be thunder so she would know what to expect. She seemed to be ok with it but that's just because I was with her. I don't mind getting up and comforting her no matter what time it is, but I wish there was some way to ease her fear. Any thoughts?