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101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent: Making Athletics a Positive Experience for Your Child [Paperback]

Joel PH.D. Fish , Susan Magee
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1 Sep 2003
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.

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  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Fireside (1 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743227026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743227025
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 14.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 713,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By camnini
As an educational psychologist and parent, I found this book very helpful. Dr. Fish gives practical, sound advice for handling situations with our children as they compete in various sports activities. I felt that his advice was applicable to many other areas of parenting as well, e.g. children's involvement in music, drama, arts, or even academic success. He gives excellent advice for monitoring our own fears, needs and hopes for our children and how to listen to their communication of their own, often very different experiences. Excellent book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Starting Point.! 15 Jun 2009
I found this book very useful, it's an easy read and as the title suggested there is 101 short chapters! Covering all the area your sporting kids will come across (that I can think of any way!). Gave this 4 four stars as it could go into further detail at times and some of the point are obvious (maybe to me anyway!). Nevertheless, I have put some of the points in this book into practise successfully, would recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read For All Sports Parents 23 Oct 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Every parent with sports-playing kids needs this book! I saw Dr. Fish on The Today show two months ago and I really liked what he had to say about not pushing kids too hard so I got the book. Since then, I've given a copy to two parents on my daughter's soccer team and insisted that my husband (who gets carried away with our son's hockey to read it). This book has validated me in my decision not to allow my daughter to be on the travel team right now. (We have two other kids with activities so the travel has been an issue.) I like how he offers advice on how to help your child and evaluate your child's experience. This is just an overall great guide for parents whether or not there's a problem or issue.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad i got this book! 17 Jan 2011
By Demifish - Published on Amazon.com
I found this book incredibly helpful and interesting. The way Dr. Fish breaks down the chapters allowed me to cut through the clutter and find the sections that were most relevant to me. I really feel like I am now better prepared to help my son get the most out of his little league experience.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! 16 Nov 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Dr. Fish's book is truly outstanding. This book has brought me and my children closer together and I would highly recommend other parents to read it. My attitude toward my children and their athletics has changed and I have a new outlook on being a positive sports parent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Much Needed 27 July 2006
By Sports Mom - Published on Amazon.com
This is a much needed book in my opinion. I want to do everything I can to help my child. Also recommended: 'Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Your Nonprofit Corporation' by Ms. Cellaneous, The Unknown Attorney, for a look at kids sports and booster clubs from a legal and protective (of your kids) viewpoint.
5.0 out of 5 stars great advise 15 Dec 2013
By Macinmom - Published on Amazon.com
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I think this should be a mandatory manual for sports parents. Covers everyone from parents of rec type athletes to the serious elite club players.
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