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Whether you’re shopping for presents or wracking your brain for ways to keep everyone occupied over the winter vacation, family games are a great way to bring everyone together (without any screens). Games have come a long way from Candyland, Monopoly and Clue, and while some of the classics are truly family friendly, others are not. (How many times did someone melt down when a sibling put a hotel on Boardwalk?) Good games increase attention, listening and concentration skills. FYI, if you don’t any millennials in your family, you might be surprised that game nights are a big part of their social lives. Check out this article from Slate.com for the 40 Greatest Family Games.


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.