Give me your hand, gentle reader, and come along with me. It is glorious weather; there is a tender blue in the May sky; the smooth young leaves of the willows glisten as though they had been polished; the wide even road is all covered with that delicate grass with the little reddish stalk that the sheep are so fond of nibbling; to right and to left, over the long sloping hillsides, the green rye is softly waving; the shadows of small clouds glide in thin long streaks over it.
Two men who share a passion for speed find out what can happen if they slow down enough for a Grand romance. Paolo's more than just a football player-he plays at life. But underneath the party boy image, he's well aware that his career is stagnating and a big move might be needed. Before anything like that can be decided, though, he's going to enjoy his annual trip to Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix. The only thing Johann loves more than his Formula One racing is gambling in the glittering atmosphere of Monaco. This year, he finds that high stakes applies to more than just cards-his heart is going all in and if he bets it all and loses, it could cost him everything.
If you're a parent of one or more children and are considering involving them in sports, you likely have a lot of questions. Because you treasure your children and want to make the best decisions for them, it's only natural for you to be concerned about everything from your child fitting in or getting hurt, to having the appropriate time to commit, to having good role models for them, to helping them learn to be motivated, self-confident, and an excellent team player. In Introducing Your Child to Sports, Dr. Ross Flowers offers his unique 360 perspective-as a noted sport psychologist, former elite athlete and coach, and father of young athletes himself-to answer the 70 most-asked questions of concerned parents contemplating their child's participation in sports. Within the topics of sport culture, skill development, health and safety, competition, and more, he addresses questions such as: - How do I choose the right athletic program and/or coach for my child? - What are appropriate rewards for playing/doing well? - What if my child wants to quit before the season is over? - What can I do if my child isn't good at the sport or doesn't fit in socially? - What are the best things to focus on when discussing a game or performance? In his professional yet relatable style utilizing an easy-to-read Q&A format, Dr. Flowers lends his extensive knowledge and experience to guide you as a parent through most every expected-and unexpected-scenario, highlighting real-life stories and examples, and providing proven practices for positive thinking and self-talk, visualization, and relaxation. Whether your child is new to sports or has been playing for a while, this book will be your go-to source for the invaluable advice every parent needs to raise a healthy, balanced, happy athlete.
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