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

by Eric Small, Sheryl Swoopes
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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 by Eric Small, Sheryl Swoopes

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.

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)

About 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