“More than ever, parents need to reach out for support. One of our mottos at Parents Inc. is that reaching out doesn’t mean you’re weak. It’s a sign of strength.”
-Kathleen Roe, Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, Inc, or Parents Inc.
Being a parent is hard, especially today with cell phones and social media having such a dramatic impact on children. Now, the state of New Jersey is infusing new funding into a hotline to help parents navigate challenging situations.
This new funding is allowing the organization to expand their Family Helpline (1-800-THE-KIDS) and help more families by instituting new texting capability.
The organization's hotline is staffed 24/7 and parents can call or text with questions or concerns on complicated topics. Roe says even parents who just need someone to talk to can call or text the hotline and be linked with a trained mediator.
“The line is for information and referral and if you just need to talk, which so many parents do,” Roe said. “Sometimes you’re so close to a situation and you’re so stressed out, you can’t even think straight.”
To learn more, click here.