jenn- Posted January 26, 2012 Share Posted January 26, 2012 One of my 7yos is an intense child. Under normal circumstances, he is fairly easy to parent. Unfortunately, the boy has issues with weather. In the last couple of weeks he has woken me up to see the weather radar. The first two times it was because of the wind blowing (not hard), so we went around and measured some walls and pointed out that the house has withstood class 2 hurricanes. He hadn't woke me up again until last night. It was raining, again not hard. I refused to show him the radar and DH hollered at him to go back to bed so he left. I peeked at the radar and realized a heavier cell was going to hit soon, so I went down the hall and let him know. Of course, DH now thinks I am enabling his fear. I just wanted him to know it was coming so that he wouldn't freak out and wind up back in my room. He never came back. During the waking hours, rain isn't any better. Gosh forbid the rain include thunder and lightning. He will be curled up under his blanket nearly on top of me. DH is sick of it. He declared at 230am the boy needs help. I wasn't having that conversation at that hour. This is not the first thing DS has feared to this extreme. He was TERRIFIED of moths/butterflies when he was younger, but he outgrew it. I am sure this will take the same path and he will grow out of it, but I don't know if I can handle it until then. Does anyone have a natural, fast-acting, :chillpill: that I can give him on an as needed basis? Any other recommendations? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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