Take time to brush up on some basic parenting skills at our free October workshop Parenting Positively 10/5 (Montclair) and 10/20 (West Orange). Pre-registration required. Contact Susan Johnson at sjohnson@copecenter.net

Tip of the Week

It’s a Great Time to Get Outside…

Fall is finally here.

It’s a great time to get outside as a family.

Here’s a hint: get up early and get going. If you get out the door in the morning, you could be back in time for lunch and an afternoon of running errands or togetherness.

Apple picking? Check out this list from njfamily.com.

Take a hike. It’s a close as one of the Essex County Reservations in Montclair, West Orange or South Orange/Millburn. Find information on the Essex County Parks website here.

Check out the Hiking Project’s crowdsourced guide at americanhiking.org shows more than 38,000 routes nationwide. Remember to dress for the weather and to bring along water and snacks to keep everyone happy.


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.