Recently I read an article on SheLoves Magazine about the concept of a One Word New Year. Lose the list of resolutions and embrace where you are right now. Pick a word to guide you the next 365 days. That’s the idea of a One Word New Year.
This year the word for Talk-DS.org is Nourish.
Nourish: to cause (something) to develop or grow stronger
A look back
This year the post Pre-feeding Exercises for Children with Down syndrome: A Must? garnered the most attention around the web. My purpose in writing the post was:
- To shed light on common misconceptions about oral motor exercises
- To encourage parents of children with feeding concerns
- To voice what really works
While it was the most popular post this year, the most popular Talk-DS post ever is still Happy Valentine’s Day (Not) from Your Sister.
My sister April, 25 with DS, and I engage by pushing each others buttons and do this remarkably well. Perhaps this is why so many relate to this post.
A look forward
Talk-DS’s purpose remains: To encourage families and professionals and educate on communication and feeding in children with Down syndrome. This year will have One Word guiding its aim –
To Nourish the mind and the heart.
What is your One Word this year?