Parenting and Family Articles

Loving Arms™ Child Care and Preschool is proud to share the latest parenting articles from LaFarris, Inc. provided by LaFarris L. Risby, CFLE, a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and nationally certified trainer, representative, and Professional Development (PD) Specialist for the Advanced Professional Child Development Associate (CDA) certification program.

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  • The Importance of Talking with your Children about Voting

    Consider allowing your child to accompany you so they can witness the political process and understand the importance of their role in a free democracy and being a participant in our great nation.
       — LaFarris L. Risby, CFLE
  • The Importance of Reading

    Learning words at a young age while the brain is still developing is a natural and exciting process for young minds. As your child increases their language skills, they improve their ability to express themselves verbally and they learn about the world...
       — LaFarris L. Risby, CFLE
  • Guns in America

    For a few moments I want us to stop the debating about who is right or wrong because both sides have very compelling arguments. Let’s instead think about the safety of guns in our homes - and I will go even further: let’s protect our children from...
       — LaFarris L. Risby, CFLE
  • The Meaning of Christmas

    What is the meaning of Christmas? For many children, Christmas means Santa Claus visiting on Christmas Eve. For some, Christmas is still a religious event, a sacred occasion to celebrate the birth of Christ. I believe Christmas is joy - a religious joy,...
       — LaFarris L. Risby, CFLE
  • Giving Thanks

    Giving thanks is more than just holidays like Thanksgiving with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Traditions of giving thanks are different for each family. As you continue to develop exactly what your traditions are, think about what...
       — LaFarris L. Risby, CFLE
  • No Stress This Holiday Season

    Fall is upon us and so is the holiday season. Trust me when I say it is not too early to get your game-face on. Are you ready for the stress of the holiday season?
       — LaFarris L. Risby, CFLE
  • Why We Need to Talk About Cyberbullying

    Cyber-bullying is a big part of our younger generation’s challenges of today. Parents are sometimes not aware of the different forms of cyber-bullying and how it can affect their child.
       — LaFarris L. Risby, CFLE

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