by Joel Fish, Ph.D., and Susan Magee
The determining factor in whether a child between the ages of six and seventeen enjoys athletics is his or her parentsnot the sport, coach, or team. Yet, parents are often unaware of how their behavior and expectations impact their child's experience.
In 101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent, Dr. Joel Fish, a sport psychologist who is also the dad of three young athletes, shares both his clinical expertise and practical experience to help parents develop a deeper understanding of the many issues that surround the young athlete. For athletes of all skill levels, from Little League to high school, Dr. Fish discusses how to:
With insights into the different developmental and self-esteem issues facing girls and boys, information on parenting a superstar athlete, and special tips for single parents, 101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent will help any parent make sports a memorable and happy experience for their child. (302 pp.)
Table of Contents
V. COACHING CONCERNS
VI. SIBLING RIVALRY
X. FAMILY ISSUES
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