Scared of Rain
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Rabecca - posted on 07/22/2009
My 5 yo is scared of thunder, she covers her ears and cuddles next to us when its storming, and if bedtime comes while its still scarey out, we have to play classical music loud enough for her to not hear the storm. We havent bothered trying to fix it, because she was home when our house was struck by lightening during a thunderstorm, so we understand teh fear. We just explain that teh noise isnt the scarey part and make sure she knows shes safe inside.
Alex - posted on 07/27/2015
Hi, I´m not a mom, I´m a dad.
My son has this problem, but he was in fact in an incident where his mom´s car was in a flood and water took the car some meters and set it other place. Obviously his mom and two other girls with them were very very scared and now he usually scares a lot with rain and starts asking if there is going to be a river.
Last week we were walking after seein the movie inside out, then suddenly a storm, we went into a restaurant and I could sit in a table near a window to talk to him about rain, he managed to be there but he is really scared, what can I do??
try taking him puddle jumping! (this way he can find the fun side of rain even when its not raining to help overcome the fear factor) My dad use dto cuddle up with us and count between the thunder and lightening to see how far away it all was - it made it a bit fun and it also let us know how far away it was so we could find comfort in the distance
Rosemary - posted on 09/07/2015
This makes a lot of sense to me now. My son had been through hurricane Irene with us and was pretty ok. Now suddenly he is really crazy about rain and runs to the window as soon as he wakes up to check the sky and freaks out if it is cloudy. I didn't think about inside out until reading your post hit this behavior started after he saw that movie.
Rhionna - posted on 07/23/2009
I agree with Marta, I would use a watering can in the bath to demonstrate rain, I did this as my son was scared of the shower!
With thunder and lightning, my Nanna once told me it was the angels in heaven rearranging their bedroom! I know it sounds silly, but she was really ill at the time and sadly passed away a short time after telling me this and now whenever there's a storm it reminds me of her.
Shannon` - posted on 07/22/2009
When my kids were younger I explained to them that it is God bowling. The thunder was the pins falling, and lightning when he got a strike, and the angels tears of joy! It worked well enough for them not to freak out! Now that they are older they understand the true meaning, but every once in awhile I will hear...God got another strike!
Marta - posted on 07/22/2009
Depending on his age a demonstration might be helpful for him to understand what's going on with thunder, lightening and rain. I would take a watering can (the cloud) a small flashlight and a metal sheet (thunder and lightening). Use the watering can to demonstrate that plants need rain so that they can drink the water and show that thunder and lighting is just a big flash of light which makes a loud noise. If your husband can give you a hand that would be a great method of demonstrating how a thunder storm works.Another good way is to educate him through reading. You can probably find child friendly resources online that are free of charge. Good luck
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