Parenting is one of the most important jobs in the world and it isn't easy, but Worthington Libraries can help.

Although you're on your own with everyday decisions, some sessions might help with big-picture issues.

Dealing with bullies

Did you know that according to the American Academy of Child and 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 at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 when Lori Povisil, safe and drug-free schools coordinator for Worthington Schools, will help parents identify bullying and when to intervene.

She'll also offer ways parents can empower their children to speak up and what Worthington Schools can do to help during the workshop at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St.

Flannelboard workshop

Have you attended library storytimes and wished you had a flannelboard to use at home?

Make plans to attend Old Worthington Library's workshop Sept. 30 and you will.

Starting at 10:30 a.m., learn how to assemble and use flannelboards for storytelling, rhyming and counting with your child. All supplies will be provided.

Stroll and Stretch

Parenting can take a toll on both your physical and mental health.

Learn ways to maintain both Oct. 14 when you bring your baby or toddler in a stroller for a morning workout with Jenni Johnson of Whole Yoga and Wellness.

During the program, which starts at 10 a.m., Johnson will lead a walking workout, followed by strength-training exercises, yoga and stretching at Old Worthington Library.

Registration is required at

Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.