How Do I Help My Children Deal With Strong Emotions?

How Do I Help My Children Deal With Strong Emotions?

By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to:

  • Cope with pressure and challenges more effectively
  • Maintain positive mental health
  • Compete with confidence more often
  • Manage your emotions better
  • Improve your commitments levels

David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.  He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.

He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors. In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations. 

In this short solo episode, I answer a popular question that we get asked by sporting parents – how do I help my children deal with strong emotions?

When playing sport, children’s lives are littered with challenges and difficulties including; being dropped from squads or teams, losing form or skills, being injured and the recovery period, selection bias, being bullied, being played out of position, and dealing with making mistakes and losing, as well as many more.   I go on to share 7 suggestions for parents that you may find helpful. 

Key Learnings

  1. Think about what you want to say. 
  2. Find a quiet moment. 
  3. Find out what they know. 
  4. Share your feelings with your child.
  5. Tell the truth. 
  6. Say “I don’t know.”
  7. Take good care of yourself

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Relevant Podcast Episodes

Ep074: David Charlton – How Can I Make My Child Feel Confident?

Ep112: David Charlton – How to Deal with Physical Insecurities as a Young Athlete

Ep122: Prof Camilla Knight – Helping Your Children Get The Most From Their Sporting Experiences

Ep145: David Charlton – How Can I Help My Children Who Suffer With Nerves Before They Compete?

Other Relevant Blogs and Resources

5 Tips for Parents To Help Their Children Perform with Confidence

Helping Young Athletes Manage Emotions

Does Your Child Worry Too Much About What Others Think?

My Child Can’t Find “The Zone”

Communicating with Children in Sport



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David Charlton

Best Wishes 

David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

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