101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent: Making Athletics a Positive Experience for Your Child
The determining factor in whether a child between the ages of six and seventeen enjoys athletics is his or her parents -- not the sport, coach, or ... Show synopsis The determining factor in whether a child between the ages of six and seventeen enjoys athletics is his or her parents -- not 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: -Help your child reach his or her full athletic potential -Develop strategies to deal with competitive pressure -Know if you're too involved or not involved enough -Interact successfully with your child's coach, and more 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.