In Don't Put Yourself Down in Circus Town, children will hear how Ringmaster Rick fosters confidence in Lion Tamer Larry, Polka Dot Patti, Juan, and Juanita by discouraging negative self-talk and put-down statements, by encouraging them to be persistent and ask for help, and by focusing their effort, not results. With practice and time, they learn to bounce-back from mistakes and mishaps and feel more confident!
Contains a Note to Parents by Frank J Sileo, PhD.
About the Author and the Illustrator:
Frank J. Sileo, PhD, is a New Jersey licensed psychologist and the founder and executive director of The Center for Psychological Enhancement in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He received his doctorate from Fordham
University in New York City.
In his practice, Dr. Sileo works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Since 2010, he has been consistently recognized as one of New Jersey's top kids' doctors.
He is the author of four children's books: Toilet Paper Flowers: A Story for Children About Crohn's Disease, Hold the Cheese Please: A Story for Children About Lactose Intolerance, Bug Bites and Campfires: A Story for Kids About Homesickness, and Sally Sore Loser: A Story about Winning and Losing . Sally Sore Loser is the Gold Medal recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award.
Dr. Sileo speaks across the country on psychology and health-related issues and parenting. He visits schools and does author visits. He conducts workshops for schools, community and corporate organizations, medical practices, and hospitals. He serves on a variety of boards and is an active member of several professional psychological organizations.
Dr. Sileo has been published in psychological journals and is often quoted in newspapers, magazines, podcasts, webcasts, radio, and on television.
Sue Cornelison has loved to draw since she was young. Now that she is grown, Sue illustrates in her "Tree Top" art studio in her backyard in rural Iowa. Together with husband, Ross, she raised six children.
When she is not drawing and painting, she coaches trampoline and tumbling and feels blessed to be in her element.
Past projects include Sofia's Dream, You're Wearing That to School!?, Ten Turtles on Tuesday: A Story for Children About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder , the award-winning "Howard B. Wigglebottom" series, and the "Bitty Baby" series for American Girl.
She works in a variety of mediums, including digital and oil. The illustrations for Don't Put Yourself Down in Circus Town were created digitally.