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Don't Put Yourself Down in Circus Town

A Story about Self-Confidence

Frank J. Sileo, Sue Cornelison (Illustrator)


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Gold Medal winner, Mom's Choice Awards

Children with self-confidence trust in their abilities, have realistic expectations, know their strengths and weaknesses, are able to adjust to difficult situations, and meet different challenges presented to them. But self-confidence isn't something that happens easily or automatically. Rather, kids learn to be self-confident from practice and persistence even if mistakes are made.

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 on their efforts, not results. With practice and time, they learn to bounce-back from mistakes and mishaps and feel more confident

Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals with more information and strategies for building self-confidence in children and helping them develop positive feelings and beliefs about themselves.

Magination Press, 9781433819131, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 16, 2015

About the Author

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. Since 2010, he has been consistently recognized as one of New Jersey's top kids' doctors. He is the author of seven other children's books, including Sally Sore Loser: A Story about Winning and Losing, Don't Put Yourself Down in Circus Town: A Story about Self-Confidence, A World of Pausabilities: An Exercise in Mindfulness and Did You Hear? A Story about Gossip. His books have received gold medals from the prestigious Mom's Choice Awards and have won silver medals from the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards and the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Dr. Sileo speaks across the country and does author visits. Dr. Sileo teaches mindfulness to his patients, and to schools and organizations. Visit Dr. Sileo at and follow him on Twitter: @DrFrankSileo Facebook: @DrFrankSileoSue Cornelison 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. She is the illustrator of Sofia's Dream, You're Wearing That to School!?, Ten Turtles on Tuesday, the award-winning "Howard B. Wigglebottom" series, and the "Bitty Baby" series for American Girl,