Verdant to offer parenting, nutrition, cooking classes in October, November

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The Verdant Community Wellness Center is offering the following classes in October and November at the center, 4710 196th St. S.W., in Lynnwood:

Reflective Parenting
Tuesdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 24 (8 weeks), from 6:30-8 p.m.
When your child feels that you are trying to understand their behavior, they feel safe and secure with you, and the relationship has less conflict and is more reliable. This 8-week class series provides a safe and supportive group to think about your child’s behavior and what they are trying to tell you. The class includes discussion about temperament, discipline, play and anger. For parents of children 3-12. Child care is provided. Call Arlen at the YWCA at 425-412-2364 to reserve a seat.

Positive Discipline for Parents of Teens
Saturdays, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 7 from 1-3 p.m.
The YWCA is offering three, two-hour Positive Discipline Saturday workshops for parents of teens on Oct. 10, Oct. 24 and Nov. 7, each day from 1-3 p.m. Based on the belief that communication between parents and teens needs to be mutually respectful, we will explore how to encourage and empower your teens to make appropriate life choices, increase their self-esteem, and how to address problems together focusing on solutions, not punishment. Parents may attend one, two or all three workshops. Free, but you must register. Call Arlen at the YWCA at 425-412-2364 to reserve a seat.

Why You Should Eat the Mediterranean Way for Better Health
Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn the secrets of the most healthy and delicious diet in the world—the Mediterranean Diet. This diet and lifestyle pattern has been associated with promoting better health and lowering the risk of many diseases such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. We will discuss the science behind the diet and show you the health benefits of following this eating style that is patterned after foods eaten in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean. To register, visit this link.

Exotic Flavors Cooking Classes: Singapore
Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. or 7:15 p.m.
Chef Adam Pazder is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, and he is passionate about cooking full-flavored, restaurant-style meals that are healthy for the whole family. His experiences as a chef have taken him all over the world and granted him a unique understanding of food, its culture, and its effect on the body. See firsthand how he makes kitchen magic and bring a little spice into your kitchen for the whole family to enjoy. The focus of this class, offered by Swedish Edmonds and hosted at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, is on Singapore cuisine. Register at this link.

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