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Parenting a Teen: Conversations that Matter

On Tuesday, January 17, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and the Millburn Municipal Alliance Committee present “Forget about the Big Talk with Your Teen, Having Conversations that Matter a Little at a Time.” This free parenting workshop takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue in Millburn.

Facilitator Beth Sandweiss, LCSW, will discuss parents’ ability to influence their teens by knowing what is happening in their lives. Participants will learn strategies for becoming the kind of parent teens want to talk to. They will explore ways to listen without over or under-reacting and will examine how to create a "no-blame" household.

This workshop is free and open to the public but requires advance registration.  Please contact Sylvia Heller, MPH, Coordinator of Community Programming at 973-765-9050 x1708 or sheller@jfsmetrowest.org.

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The JFS Child and Adolescent Services division provides comprehensive therapeutic and support services for children, adolescents and parents.  This program is cosponsored by the Millburn Municipal Alliance Committee and the M-SPEC Committee, and is funded with support from the United Way of Millburn-Short Hills. 

With roots going back to 1861, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is today a comprehensive social service agency providing counseling and support services, on a non-discriminatory basis, to help strengthen and restore the family, in Essex, Morris, Sussex and parts of Hudson and Union Counties.  JFS annually touches more than 3,500 families in the MetroWest area.  Traditionally, half of our services help older adults and their families cope with the changes of aging through extensive in-home services including subsidized home care, case management services, counseling, caregiver education, volunteer friendly visitors, and specialized programs for Holocaust survivors. For children and families, JFS provides individual, couple, child and family counseling, family play therapy, support groups, adoption services, school social work services, debt counseling, domestic violence services, family life education and other assistance needed to maintain healthy families. JFS has offices located in Florham Park, Livingston and Jersey City. 

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April 9, 2018

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With spring holding off threats of snow, recent memories of the Nor’Easter that paralyzed the region are still engraved in my mind. In the height of the last big storm a 65 foot tall, 2½ foot wide white pine gave way to the heavy snow and landed on the house pulling our power line down, 1700 other Chathamites had lost power and trees were down ...

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F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA Students Sing, Dance and Laugh to the Music of Lovey Williams

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Lovey Williams created joyful noise and music with the students of the F.M. Kirby Children’s Center of the Madison Area YMCA to kick off the Week of the Young Child that runs through Friday April 20. Students engaged in music by singing, dancing and playing instruments to their favorite songs at their annual Lovey Williams Concert. The Week of the Young Child celebrates early learning, ...