One of the most important jobs in the world, parenting isn't easy, but Worthington Libraries wants to help. You're on your own with the day to day decisions, but upcoming sessions of Parenting 101 might help with some big-picture issues!
On September 17, child psychologist Amy Ambrozich will discuss active parenting, a parenting style she's taught since 2004. Active parenting involves setting goals for your children to achieve and creating standards of behavior within those goals. Goals can be as simple as a goal to be polite or as complex as a goal to get into a good college.
Ambrozich will explain ways to develop cooperation, responsibility, courage and self-esteem in your children. She'll also show you how to avoid power struggles with positive, non-violent discipline techniques.
Parenting 101: Active Parenting will start at 10 am at Northwest Library. Registration is required; please call
Did you know that according to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, as many as half of all children and teens are bullied at some time during their school years and at least 10 percent are bullied on a regular basis?
Learn more about this important issue on September 26 at 7 pm. Old Worthington Library will host Michelle Upshaw, a certified Olweus Bullying Prevention trainer who will talk about bullies and bullying prevention and intervention.
Upshaw will also offer tips parents can share with their children on dealing with bullies.
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