Kids and Sports: Everything You and Your Child Need to Know about Sports, Physical Activity, and Good Health--a Doctor's Guide for Parents and Coaches

Kids and Sports: Everything You and Your Child Need to Know about Sports, Physical Activity, and Good Health--a Doctor's Guide for Parents and Coaches

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by Eric Small, Sheryl Swoopes
     
 

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In this work, Dr. Small reminds us that children are not miniature adults - they are both physiologically and psychologically different. Learn what sports are suitable for which age ranges, how to prevent and treat injuries, and the importance of good nutrition and regular exercise.

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In this work, Dr. Small reminds us that children are not miniature adults - they are both physiologically and psychologically different. Learn what sports are suitable for which age ranges, how to prevent and treat injuries, and the importance of good nutrition and regular exercise.

Editorial Reviews

Don Yaeger
A superb job of answering the questions....This is one book every parent can find useful.
Sports Illustrated
Jeffrey Gershel
Kids & Sports is useful for all athletes,from pre-kindergarten 'tumblebugs' to elite high school athletes striving for college scholarships.>
Rick Wolff
If you have children who play sports,you'll find that you'll be reaching for [this book] over and over again.
Library Journal
Small is one of only eight pediatric sports specialists in the United States and has a lifelong goal of helping children with sports injuries or medical conditions so that they can participate fully in sports whenever appropriate. A former athlete and coach, Small is an M.D. and the founder of the Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes. This easy-to-read book offers a detailed approach to appropriate sports activities for children of all ages. It will give parents and coaches wonderful bits of information about what sports are suitable for what age, what stretching exercises are appropriate, how to prevent and treat injuries, and how to plan sports programs for children with chronic conditions such as asthma or diabetes. The book stresses the importance of good nutrition and exercise and underscores the fact that sports can help improve self-esteem. Each chapter has a Q&A section in which Small answers all the commonly asked questions regarding specific sports issues. Small's work is especially relevant today, as some 30 million children now participate in individual and group sports and because children are becoming more competitive at an earlier age. Highly recommended for all public and academic libraries. Tim Delaney, Canisius Coll., Buffalo, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557045324
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Childcare/Parenting Guides Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.68(d)

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Meet the Author

Eric Small, M.D., F.A.A.P., is a nationally recognized expert in pediatric/adolescent sports medicine, and is one of only a handful of physicians in the United States with this concentrated specialty. He frequently appears on radio and television as a featured expert. Dr. Small works with ranked tennis players, top gymnasts, elite figure skaters, and national soccer players. He lives with his wife and four sons in Westchester County, New York.

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Kids and Sports: Everything You and Your Child Need to Know about Sports, Physical Activity, and Good Health--a Doctor's Guide for Parents and Coaches 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Small is unprofessional to say the least. He diagnosed me correctly but gave me a treatment plan that would have left me disabled. Fortunately I sought a second opinion before I followed a word of what Dr.Small suggested. Please take this as a warning to NEVER use or trust Dr. Small for you or anyone you care about. Please spread the word to prevent anyone from being injured permanently by Dr.Small. Some of the information in this book is inaccurate as well as false and potentially harmful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about children and the appropriate participation of sports at different age levels. Moreover, it addresses the problems of children with various disabilities, such as asthma, diabetes, etc. for parents and school coaches, to enable them to make decisions regarding their childrens' participation in sports. I believe this is an important and remarkable book that Dr. Small has made available for those people who are concerned about the well-being of their children