It’s not easy for both adults and kids to deal with disappointment. Yesterday my son was very disappointed for not getting a role in a “peace play” that they are doing. I spoke to my son about how sometimes in life when things happen in a way that we don’t plan for or hope for, we have to look at the situation and think of it as “not meant to be” and that it happens for the best. At 9 and half years old he really accepted that and felt much better about everything afterwards.
So teach your children that the glass is half full and not half empty. That life has a way of working things out for the best for everyone.