Every week, I jump online and via the magic of Facebook Live answer your burning questions about all things growing up in this mad, crazy busy world we have created. I believe we are failing our children if we don’t give them the tools they need to cope. By coping I mean bouncing back from the challenges and disappointments.

Recently we have been talking about how to cope with exam stress, but this week we are talking about how it feels to lose and trying to understand more about our anger. Do you or your child anger quickly? Are there certain things which push your buttons?

If you want to catch up on all the previous episodes, you can find them over on my You Tube Channel.

Dear Smiley

l am 10 years old and I want to ask your advice about something which feels out of control.  I am the top goal scorer for my football team. I play every week and train very hard. Football makes me very happy except when we lose. My Dad says I am a bad loser and if I don’t learn how to be a good sportsman I will lose friends. I find it really hard to control my temper. As soon as I have calmed down I feel bad about what I have said and done. I also worry I am going to get sent off. I would be very angry if I couldn’t play. I don’t know how to stay calm. Please can you help me?

From A Fiery Footballer x

Watch the video below and find out what happened in this week’s episode of Dear Smiley!

Useful Links Mentioned in this Episode

Read my blog post If anger is a healthy emotion, why are some people frightened of it? 10 steps to healthy anger

Check out my How to Train Your Angry Dragon online learning pack which will not only help with regulating your angry feelings, but also any other scary feelings like worries or sadness. You can learn how to take back your power and manage those big scary feelings.

Read my blog post What an angry child needs

Bag yourself a box of beautiful and magical Smiley Thought Cards and develop a growth mindset to help you bounce back from disappointment.

Visit Smiley’s Reading + Resources Library and see what I recommend for anger – there is a whole host of useful stuff in there.

Learn how to understand + take charge of your big scary feelings!

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