Free Parenting Workshop: Countdown to a Successful Launch on Saturday, January 20th from 10:30 to noon at Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Avenue, Montclair. Pre-registation required: Contact Susan at or 973-783-6655. Jump-start your device-free dinner with Evite/CommonSenseMedia’s #DeviceFreeDinner Sweepstakes.Making New Year’s Resolutions A Family Project.

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Time for the Flu Shot

It’s not too late to get a flu shot. Yes, this year’s flu shot is less effective than in some years, but the flu bug that’s going around now is a particularly nasty strain, and getting the shot reduces your risk without a downside. If everyone in your family has already gotten their flu shots this year, there’s more you can do to stay healthy. If you or a family member gets sick, stay home from work or school – not only is it important to take care of yourself, but you don’t want to spread the flu to others; drink lots of fluids, get plenty of rest, and see a health care provider if your symptoms worsen.

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.