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Dr. Frank Sileo (www.drfranksileo.com) is a licensed psychologist and award-winning children’s author who uses his books to teach children about mindfulness and how to deal with difficult conditions and issues they may face in life. He’s covered things like bullying, mindfulness, spreading gossip and his newest series about Bentley Bee. He talks with John about the importance of teaching mental health and self-care concepts to our youth.
Our world is in ever-increasing need of mental health, mindfulness and self-care. And it starts with our children. Dr. Frank Sileo is filling the gaps in children’s literature where he finds them in an effort to help kids struggling with many of the difficult issues that they face in today’s world.
- Bibliotherapy is a therapeutic practice of helping people (often children) learn concepts and implement techniques through reading books
- Dr. Sileo is an award-winning author for his multiple children’s books
- His most recent books, the Bentley Bee series, helps to teach children about Mindfulness
Meet Dr. Frank Sileo
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 an author of eleven, soon to be twelve 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, 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,Did You Hear? A Story about Gossip,Bee Still: An Invitation to Meditation, Bee Calm: The Buzz on Yoga, Snitchy Witch and Bee Heartful: Spread Loving-Kindness. His books have been the Gold Medal recipients of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards. He has also won Silver medals from the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and the Independent Publisher Book Awards. He is the recipient of the 2020 Teachers’ Choice Award in children’s books from Learning magazine. He has a parenting book due out in 2021 that deals with parenting chronically ill children and another children’s book due out 2021. Dr. Sileo speaks across the country and does school author visits. Dr. Sileo has been published in psychological journals and is often quoted in newspapers, magazines, podcasts, webcasts, radio and television. Learn more about Dr. Sileo on his website, drfranksileo.com.
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Meet John Dennis
John is a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years of experience who specializes in counseling for individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. He focuses on working with anxious teens and adults, couples who are struggling to connect with one another, and those dealing with grief and loss.