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Your child is growing in so many ways! You're growing on the outside,and on the inside too. You're kind and brave and curious.I am so proud of you.You are growing all the time.
Deborah Farmer Kris is a child development expert and parent educator. She serves as a columnist and consultant for PBS KIDS and writes for NPR's MindShift and other national publications. Over the course of her career, Deborah has taught almost every grade K–12, served as a school administrator, directed leadership institutes, and presented to hundreds of parents and educators around the United States. Deborah and her husband live in Massachusetts with their two kids—who love to test every theory she's ever had about child development. Mostly, she loves sharing nuggets of practical wisdom that can help kids and families thrive.Jennifer Zivoin has illustrated more than forty children's books, and her art has appeared in children's magazines, including High Five and Clubhouse Jr. She illustrated the New York Times and #1 Indiebound best seller Something Happened in Our Town. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the world's largest children's museum, featured her art in a special Pirates and Princesses exhibit. Jennifer provided artwork for celebrity picture books, including those by James Patterson and Guns N' Roses. Recently, Jennifer made her debut as an author with her book Pooka & Bunni. Jennifer lives in Indiana with her husband, daughters, and pet chinchillas.