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Storms and Their Unlikely Side Effects.

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO professionals cleaning a carpet. We wish raising kids was as easy as drying after a water loss!

Storm damage is no joke, and poses a serious concern for adults who have an understandable interest in their property and valuables. For that, SERVPRO Kaufman County & Cedar Creek is here to make sure-- if you do sustain damage after a storm-- that we get your life back on track as soon as possible. 

However, we pride ourselves on being a pillar in our communities, and as much help as we can offer to the members of our community in the way of water and fire losses as a result of storms, we realize sometimes we can't help where it really counts: Like, when your kids find themselves afraid of thunderstorms. Yikes! 

Children frequently suffer from unfounded fears and concerns, such as a dread of thunder and lightning. While you may have your own methods for calming your child in stressful times, there may be other ways to assist youngsters to overcome their fear of thunderstorms. Here are a few examples:

  • Recognize your child's fear. Instead of criticizing or telling your youngster not to be afraid, tell them that you understand how they feel. Allow your youngster to express his or her emotions while assuring them that the storm will pass quickly. You might also remark that they shouldn't be afraid as long as they're in their home, automobile, or other secure location.
  • Participate in enjoyable activities. Make it a practice to divert your child's focus to pleasurable activities whenever a storm is approaching. Listening to soothing music, watching their favorite movie, or playing games are all fun ways for kids to forget about the noise.
  • Make a snack for your child. Similarly to how sight or sound can help us forget about something, savoring our favorite cuisine can help us forget about a horrible experience.
  • Explain the nature of thunderstorms. Learn everything you can about thunder and lightning and pass that knowledge on to your child in an understandable manner. This way, they'll understand that thunder and lightning are natural occurrences that pose no threat, unless you're a very unlucky individual who happens to be outside during a thunderstorm.
  • Teach kids how to stay safe during thunderstorms. Knowing how to keep safe in the event of a storm can help children relax and gain confidence. Staying indoors and avoiding trees and bodies of water are two basic things they should be aware of.
  • Patience is required. Almost every youngster, as they grow older, will overcome their concerns. While you shouldn't expect your child to overcome their fear in a matter of days, you can help them by being sympathetic and comforting them whenever they are afraid. Fear and anxiety will eventually fade away with time.

The experts at SERVPRO Kaufman County & Cedar Creek hope we can help reduce your fear of storms. We hope you never experience the heartbreaking property damage that assaults many Americans every year during storm season. In the event that you do, we’re here to help, quickly, efficiently and with one goal in mind – to restore your property "Like it never even happened."

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