areas that are prone to tornado activity frequently, how do you do it? I mean really? Coming from PA down to NC I am just not accustomed to tornado warnings, at least not ones you have to take seriously. Now I have to take them seriously. Usually they don't come anywhere near us but geesh, just a few minutes ago one "possibly" (national weather service spotted one) less then 10 miles within my house! Now difficult child's can't handle thunderstorm warnings, they make them freak out to begin with (let alone the amber alerts that happen more often then ever down here compared to up in PA). Keeping them calm, quiet is near impossible. If it's night? OMG, there is NO sleeping no nothing. If you are trying to hear the warnings on tv or radio (because they interrupt all programming to give blow by blow information to keep everyone so well informed) you can't because they are too busy yapping. I have taken to having them listening to "sleep" cd's repeating through out the nights when I know storms might happen or are well off in the distance so they never hear the alerts since they have to sleep with radios. I have turned off the tv (but also know that I have to keep alert myself so it's a fine line). UGH! I do not feed into this but I have run out of ideas on how to help these guys learn to cope with the storms. I told them, this is NC, we have storms here and they ARE worse then up in PA as far as frequency and intensity so they DO need to get used to it. More often then not these storms just pass by us and never even hit us, they know this. Still, they have not learned and just can't seem to cope with it. Any ideas out there that maybe we haven't thought of or tried? They each have a blanket they even use for comfort (at 9 & 11 no less).