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Tips for helping children cope with storms

April 1, 2017 | Jodi Baker | tips, video, weather
boy covering his eyes in fear. helping children cope with storms

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 following video, Dr. Elizabeth Walenz, a pediatrician at Methodist Physicians Clinic – Regency, provides some steps to help families weather those storms. She details why it’s important to:

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

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. Jodi earned her degree in broadcasting from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She's worked for news stations from her hometown of Omaha to sunny San Diego. She’s married with two bright and energetic children (a boy and a girl) and an allergy-ridden little Cairn Terrier. She and her husband enjoy catching up on some grown-up DVR time once the kiddos are asleep.

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