Regarding the sounds of air raid sirens, which also harm the psyche of children and cause excessive stress and anxiety, adults should explain to the child that the air raid is not a threat, but a warning that we must go to a safe place. It is also important to explain to children that a shelter is a safe place, explain why we go there, and explain that we are protected by the military. And in such circumstances, it is also important to give the child responsibility, for example, for the water that we take with us to the shelter or the power bank, etc.
Is it worth warning a child about something that may not happen?
Psychologists of our camp recommend telling a child about a possible terrible event only when you are 100% sure that this event will happen.
For example, if you are at work and read the news about the danger, and the child is not with you at this time, you can simply ask him not to leave the house soon. Or ask him to check the alarm suitcase. That is, to warn natively, so as not to frighten.