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Re: any tips on conquering a fear of thunder?

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Posted by Shana on August 20, 2003 at 20:36:54:

In Reply to: any tips on conquering a fear of thunder? posted by rycheymac on August 20, 2003 at 15:05:04:

: My friend's daughter is 11 and is deathly afraid of thunderstorms.To the point where she will scream at the top of her lungs. My friend has said she tries to ignore her but it doesnt work.(don't know if she really does tho)Her daughter will wake up the house during the storms. So I wondered if any one had any advice I could pass on to my friend.thanks....

I have found that ds has a lot of fears of loud noises as well. The best thing to do is reassure that it is ok, at least for us. We will sit together and watch the storm. And when I see lightning I say ready... 1... 2...3... It works great for us. I noticed when I did not do this during a recent storm ds freaked out and screamed and cried (poor baby). This also worked for washing his hair, and vacuuming! LOL! Good luck!

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