Tips for helping children cope with storms [Video]

When the wind kicks up, thunder rolls and lightning crashes, it can be really scary for children. Their fears can, in turn, cause plenty of stress and sleepless nights for parents.

In the above video, Dr. Elizabeth Walenz, a pediatrician at Methodist Physicians Clinic – Regency, gives some tips for helping children cope with storms. She explains why it’s important to:

  • Have a plan.
  • Set an example by remaining calm.
  • Avoid excessive news coverage.
  • Read books.

Check out Methodist’s Health Notes blog for more of Dr. Walenz’s insight on this and other parenting issues.

Jodi Baker

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Jodi Baker writes stories and shoots videos for The Wire. Jodi was a television news reporter before she came to work for OPPD as a media specialist in 2013. She's married with two children (a boy and a girl) and an allergy-ridden little Cairn Terrier.

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