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Q&A: Dealing with disasters and wintertime allergies

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Q: Hurricane Sandy didn't come near where we live. However, while we were all worried about the people it affected, my 8-year-old daughter became very frightened and upset. Is that kind of anxiety nutty or normal? - Georgia P., St. Louis A: Children often personalize situations -- fearing that bad things will happen to themselves, their family or friends. So your child isn't nutty, but...