COPE's free parent workshops will resume in October. In the meantime, check Topics for Parents for information on those (and other) topics.

Tip of the Week


“You’ve got the talking down but not the listening.”

                                  • Sara Bareilles                     

You can’t call it help if someone doesn’t ask for it.

Do you find yourself giving unsolicited advice to your nearest and dearest and at the best that can happen is that they ignore you?

Next time you feel the urge to dive in, hold that thought and ask a question that starts a conversation.



Supporting Parents of Essex County, NJ is a website sponsored by the COPE Center, that offers Essex County, NJ families a comprehensive source of information about events, programs, and resources. Focusing on local resources, we are families’ first stop to find up-to-date parenting advice, the go-to website to find parenting works and programs that parents need to navigate the challenges of twenty-first century parents in a world where we are bombarded with information. You can have confidence that the Supporting Parents of Essex County, NJ website will lead you to information that helps you make the most of family life.