I wish for everyone a Wonderful New Year. A year when parents speak more with their children, and children, speak more with their parents. Parents, as busy as we are, will read more to their children, take walks with them and describe the world around them as they walk, and give their children their full listening attention. Then children will use more words that they hear, and repeat what their parents say. If what they say is not perfect, we accept it, repeat it correctly and encourage them with great eye contact and say " good talking" with a smile.