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 [NOOK Book]

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Readable, practical, a much-needed resource—from a pediatric sports medicine specialist—the only book that focuses on all aspects of sports, exercise, nutrition, and physical activity for kids of all ages and abilities, from infancy through adolescence.

One of the few pediatricians specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Small reminds us that children are not miniature adults; they are physiologically and psychologically different. Parents and coaches need to know what sports are ...

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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

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Overview

Readable, practical, a much-needed resource—from a pediatric sports medicine specialist—the only book that focuses on all aspects of sports, exercise, nutrition, and physical activity for kids of all ages and abilities, from infancy through adolescence.

One of the few pediatricians specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Small reminds us that children are not miniature adults; they are physiologically and psychologically different. Parents and coaches need to know what sports are suitable for which age, how to prevent and treat injuries, how to plan sports programs for children with chronic conditions such as asthma or diabetes, and the importance of good nutrition and exercise.

Written, organized, and designed for easy reading and reference with Q&As, charts, instructional drawings, and a detailed index, Dr. Small's book addresses kids' needs from infancy through teenage, plus devotes one section to Sports for Every Kid: covering The Young Female Athlete, The Elite Athlete, The Unnatural Athlete, The Overweight Child, The Hyperactive Child, and the Child with a Chronic Disease.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557048776
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/18/2009
  • Series: Newmarket Parenting Guide Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,105,863
  • File size: 3 MB

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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Introduction

Swoopes, Sheryl
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Dr. Small is unprofessional to say the least. He diagnosed me co

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2002

    A HOME RUN (OR TOUCHDOWN OR GOAL) FOR "KIDS AND SPORTS"

    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

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