Free parenting classes Wednesdays

SEQUIM — Rachel Hardies will present “Up Your Parenting Game: Support Yourself and Your Family” from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 16 and 30.

The free classes are at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula’s Helen Haller unit, 400 W. Fir St.

Free child care and a meal will be available during the classes.

Hardies is a mental health counselor at New Growth Counseling Service.

Attendees will gain an understanding of how the nervous system works, learn how to use that knowledge to help their children, gain an understanding of youth development, learn the attentive play process called Being N.E.A.R.R. to improve your relationship with their children and explore ways to respond to typical child behaviors such as aggression, whining, not doing what they are asked and helping with transitions.

Participants should register at, search for “Up your parenting game.”

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