It's Just a Game!: Youth, Sports and Self Esteem: A Guide for Parents

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In place of a 3rd printing of his original book, Youth, Sports, & Self-Esteem: A Guide for Parents, Dr. Darrell Burnett, a published authority on parenting, has revised his popular book, adding some sportsmanship checklists, and changing the title to It's Just a Game! to reflect the importance of keeping youth sports in the proper perspective. While discussing the psychology of youth sports, Dr. Burnett not only points out how sports can strengthen a child's self-esteem, he offers specific practical positive ...
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Overview

In place of a 3rd printing of his original book, Youth, Sports, & Self-Esteem: A Guide for Parents, Dr. Darrell Burnett, a published authority on parenting, has revised his popular book, adding some sportsmanship checklists, and changing the title to It's Just a Game! to reflect the importance of keeping youth sports in the proper perspective. While discussing the psychology of youth sports, Dr. Burnett not only points out how sports can strengthen a child's self-esteem, he offers specific practical positive parenting guidelines to help make it happen.

The book's theme is straightforward: kids have enough pressure in life, and youth sports should not add to it. Youth sports can and should promote self-esteem, offering every youngster an opportunity to enjoy the simple fun of participating in sports, while learning skills, feeling good, and building positive childhood memories. Dr. Burnett's book gives parents a blueprint for building those memories.

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Susan Wilson
Any questions about the role of parents in youth sports are insightfully answered in Dr. Burnett's practical book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595163649
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,072,454
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Introduction 5
I. Self Esteem & Youth Sports 9
II. Keep it Positive 17
III. Instill Laughter & Humor 23
IV. Develop Team Spirit 31
V. Step Into Their Shoes 37
VI. Involve Yourself 45
VII. Notice Any & All Progress 51
VIII. Show Excitement & Enthusiastic Praise 63
IX. Praise Specifics 75
X. Offer a Good Example 81
XI. Remember to Have Fun 87
XII. Teach Skills 97
XIII. Set Reasonable Expectations 105
Epilogue 117
Appendix 119
References 131
Afterword 141
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