Living in Australia in many states we understand that storms are a part of life. For that reason it is vital that everyone is actively prepared before the storm season approaches. Check with your local city council to see when your area is most prone to storms. Involving the kids with the preparation of storm kits and procedures is actually one of the best ways to help children become less anxious about storms. Children need to know that there is a plan that’s why we have the ‘ what ifs’ so they can mentally prepare for any event. Have the children get involved in a Home Emergency Plan and the preparation of a Home Emergency Kit. Ergon Energy provides a great emergency kit checklist.
Should a storm be approaching kids thrive on responsibility so have them check kit contents and count the batteries etc. This can be a good distraction whilst you focus on what else needs to be done around the home.