Free Parenting Workshop: Managing Conflict: Keeping Your Cool and Making It a Teachable Moment on April 29th, from 10:30 to noon at Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Avenue, Montclair. Pre-registration required. Click here for more information. Do you have a medicine cabinet filled with expired medications you don’t know what to do with? Saturday, April 29th is DRUG TAKE BACK DAY. Click here to find a nearby drop off location.

Tip of the Week

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

You’ve practiced driving with your teen and you feel confident that he or she knows what they need to do to be a safe driver. But when it comes to the moment, and when they are with friends who may want them to make unsafe choices, it’s harder for them to say what they need to say and do what they need to do.

Teach them to speak up for what they know is safe and right. If a driver has been drinking, use a designated driver service to get everyone home safely. Use this link to find one in your area (available in every county in New Jersey).


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.