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April 19, 2019

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Helping your child with fear and anxiety about storms

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What can I do to help my 9-year-old daughter overcome her fear of thunderstorms and tornadoes? She is always asking about the weather and if we’ll need to go to the basement to be safe. Should I have her see a therapist? ANSWER: It’s common for children your daughter’s age to be afraid of storms. There are many things you can do at home that may ease her anxiety. If you find her fear of storms does not improve,…

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