Active listening can improve your experience as a parent and as a partner. Come to our free parent workshop on Active Listening: What? Why? How? 3/9 (Montclair), 3/24 (West Orange). Pre-registration required. Contact Susan Johnson at

Tip of the Week


Great advice from a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times:

Though times have changed, little children have not. They need what they have always needed: strong, consistent parents; opportunities for unstructured, imaginative play; help in understanding their feelings and expressing them appropriately; and plenty of opportunities for physical activity.

Georgianna T. Roberts, Cleveland (December 29, 2018)

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.