Losing Control Meter: Scaling and Reflecting on Big Emotions

Losing Control Anger Meter Scaling Emotions Anger Resources by Exciting Teacher Zones of Regulation Self-Regulation

‘Losing Control Meter’ has been designed to support children and young people with exploring BIG feelings, such as anger, frustration, sadness, envy, jealously and more.

It provides children a space to reflect on what their triggers for big emotioons are and what they can do when they feel that way.

How could this resource be used?

  • To support emotional regulation and managing big emotions.
  • To support emotional literacy and identifying BIG feelings, such as anger.
  • To support a child 1:1.


Which statutory England PSHE curriculum* objectives does this resource fall into?

*in line with the PSHE Association 2021 Statutory Guidance.

  • KS1: H13 – how feelings can affect people’s bodies and how they behave.
  • KS1: H18 – different things they can do to manage big feelings, to help calm themselves down and/or change their mood when they don’t feel good.
  • KS2: H20 – how to manage and respond to feelings appropriately and proportionately in different situations.


Scottish Health and Wellbeing Curriculum Outcome: Mental and Emotional Wellbeing – I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave.

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