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“My 2 year old used to jump with excitment over a thunderstorm, but now hides and gets upset. I have no idea what has changed , but would love some advice on how to get her back to loving them!” What would you do if your 2 year old is scared of thunderstorms ?

Posted by Kate, 19/04/13

 


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  • If it were me, I’d act a little startled when thunder strikes, but then quickly laugh it off to show my little one that loud sounds do frighten me but that they are not a big deal.


  • With our kids, whenever there is a thunderstorm, we try and stay as calm as possible and keep doing whatever we were doing so it doesn’t really appear to be out of the normal. if our kids are a little stressed, we offer for them to sit on the couch and cuddle with us, still though acting as though things are normal. Really seems to help =)


  • Our son was terrified of storms so we told Mr 3 Year Old that thunder is his Great Nanna dancing in heaven.
    Now when we get a thunderstorm he yells stop dancing so loud nanny.


  • My daughter went through this and we took her out on the verandah to watch and made it all exciting


  • Good answers! It was interesting reading the comments to this!


  • My kids say that it is Cloud Pop offs…. lots of laughter!!!!


  • What a great time for a cuddle ;)


  • That is a normal thing, don’t worry too much!


  • just stay calm and reassure her that there is nothing to be scared of


  • Sometimes just a bit of reassurance and time is what’s needed. It may just be a phase


  • i get sacred to. its 2 loud


  • We always go out on the porch and watch a storm – might help her get over her fear.


  • i hope its gotten better


  • Hope you managed to find the answer you were looking for.


  • Mummy’s being brave and so can you, show them that your not scared of thunderstorms and maybe that might work


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