Tornados hit in our vicinity yesterday. Odd, since we could be shoveling snow at this time. difficult child has always been afraid of storms, but when that siren went off yesterday he freaked. In the midst of a all out blow-up, he began shaking and tried to call his dad (who was on his way home at that time) and totally freaked when dad didn't answer. I stood behind him and watched him. Wanting to reach out and hug him and tell him everything is ok. But, due to the situation, I was afraid of the rejection. So I stood near him and said nothing. He called his girlfriend, and kept saying "omg..I can't get a hold of my dad. I don't know where my dad is" He was visibly shaking. Should I have reached out and hugged him? I didn't know what to do. tornados hit west and north of us. Within 10 miles. Went from 61 degrees yesterday to 29 degrees today.