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Sudden thunderstorm anxiety
Isabelle, who is almost 3 years old, has just yesterday become afraid of thunderstorms. She was never afraid before. We were all in the house together with nothing unusual happening. There was a clap of thunder and we saw her slink along the walls to go into the bedroom and jump up on the bed and snuggle herself in the pillows. Hoping we were doing the right thing we went in, petted her, told her we loved her and just allowed her to stay where she felt most comfortable. When the storm was over she came back out to the center of the house and was just fine. Unfortunately another storm developed within a half hour. She exhibited the same behavior. Wonder what has caused this new fear of thunderstorms? Does anyone have any ideas how we can help her handle this new fear?