kindness

Mother matters: encouraging the courtesy of kindness

Start with positive thinking to encourage your kids to be kind all year round, not just at random times, writes Loyla Louvis in "Mother Matters."

Newly formed Girl Scout Troop offers some stability to homeless girls

Juliette’s House brings the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls living in the area’s shelters and transitional housing.
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Mother matters: help kids tap into good intentions

Deep within the heart of every child is a desire to do good, writes Loyla Louvis. Here are some tips to help them, even when they misbehave.
debate

Forensics: Debate competition is a tie

After a strong opener from the debate team of Lacordaire Academy, the students at Edgemont Montessori School rebounded to sew up a tie in debate.

Mother Matters: Action steps for an award-winning year

In “Mother Matters,” parenting and life coach Loyla Louvis, AACC, provides parenting tips. She is dedicated to eliminating frustration in the parenting journey by customizing solutions to fit the uniqueness of each family. A...
family

Mother Matters: For happy holidays, stay happy

For a happy holiday, moms need to take care of themselves. Loyla Louvis provids tips for getting the family to help, in "Mother Matters."

Photos: Willy Wonka Jr.’s a sweet treat

The Willy Wonka Jr. version of Roald Dahl's classic casts 99 local children in the Gas Lamp's Players' production at the Ridgewood Avenue School's theater Saturday, Nov. 17 & Sunday, Nov. 18, after a...
trick-or-treat

Photos: Montclair monsters dressed to kill, or trick-or-treat

Montclair's mini-monsters dressed to kill, or at least trick-or-treat.

MFEE to co-present “You Got This” conference for parents

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Parenting is often a lonely, stressful job. The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence, in partnership with some other groups, wants to help make it feel a little less lonely and stressful. Next month, the...
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Montclair students are school ready!

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair Local In between basketball games, bean bag tosses, prizes, cotton candy, hot dogs and hamburgers, Montclair children picked out school backpacks at Glenfield Park on Aug. 19. Every year as summer winds...