Positive Parenting Talks

Positive Parenting Talks with Texas WIC and DePelchin

Positive Parenting Talks for Raising Happy Children and Building Healthy Families

Raising children can be challenging, especially for first-time parents. Some of the challenges may be a child that just does not listen to you, throws tantrums, or often picks a fight with his siblings, friends or teachers.

Parenting Sessions

Houston WIC is now partnering with DePelchin Children’s Center to offer one-hour, monthly parenting sessions over Zoom.  Parenting sessions are based on a positive parenting approach to deal with real everyday situations or challenges to raise healthy children. During these classes educators will offer tools to help helps parents and caregivers gaining the skills needed to build healthy families.

Parenting Talks are offered both in English and Spanish on the same day at two separate times.  Register today and save your spot for the coming classes!  To sign up, check out the dates and topics below and click on the link for the seasons offered on  your preferred language!


WIC Raising Adventurous (WIC Approved Class): June 26, 2024

Setting boundaries around technology and important aspects to consider around kids and digital media : June 27, 2024

  • English session: 9:30 a.m. - Setting boundaries around technology and important aspects to consider around kids and digital media (English session registration)
  • Spanish session: 11 a.m. - Establecendo límites en torno a la tecnología y aspectos importantes a tener en cuenta en torno a los niños y los medios digitales (Spanish session registration)

Key points

WIC Raising Adventurous (WIC Approved Class)
  • Review signs of Picky Eating: Picky Eaters: What’s normal, and when to worry. 
  • Explain the “Division of Responsibility in Feeding” as a feeding practice that sets distinct responsibilities for parents and children at mealtimes and promote healthy eating. 
  •  Discuss 6 successful strategies that promote healthy eating and increase food acceptance among children.
  • ¿Cómo quieres que se comporte tu hijo?
  • ¿Cómo alineamos las expectativas con las habilidades de los niños? 
  • Beneficios de alinear las expectativas con las habilidades de los niños  
Setting boundaries around technology and important aspects to consider around kids and digital media
  •  Kids's interests in digital media
  •    What are boundaries and more importantly how can I set them? 
  •    How to use technology and digital media in our family's favor/advantage.
  •  Intereses de los niños en los medios digitales.
  •  ¿Qué son los límites y, más importante aún, cómo puedo establecerlos?
  •  Cómo utilizar la tecnología y los medios digitales a favor/ventaja de nuestra familia.


  • Rosana Moraes, City of Houston WIC Nutritionist and Nutrition Education coordinator with the Desplechin Children’s Center(English session)
  • Rosana Moraes, nutricionista de WIC de la Ciudad de Houston y Coordinadora de Educación de Nutricion con en DePelchin Children’s Center (Spanish Session)
Program Facilitators
  •  Rosana S Moraes, MS.RDN.LD | Nutritionist Consultant | Houston Department of Health - WIC Program
    • Contact information
      • Office: 832-393-4456 
      • Fax: 832-393-5216 
      • Cell: 281-814-1819
      • Email: Rosana.moraes@houstontx.gov
  • Alanis Olivarez | Outreach Coordinator, Family Services |DePelchin Children’s Center
    • Contact information
      • Cell: 281-868-1970
      • Fax: 713-802-6397
      • Email: aolivarez@depelchin.org

Developmental Milestones

How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Monitoring your baby and child’s developmental milestones form birth to the age five helps you to support their growth, as well as identify and act early when they present developmental delays. 

You can track your child's development by using: 

More resources

Food Labels to Make Healthier Food Choices

The resources below will help you to identify what to look for on packaged foods labels to make healthier food choices. They include how to read ingredient lists and how to interpret "nutrition facts" labels, including details on serving numbers and sizes, calories, added sugars, key ingredients and in what percentage they contribute toward recommended daily intake. 

To use MyPlate and food labels together to make healthier choices, go to Using the Nutrition Facts Label and MyPlate to Make Healthier Choices

The MyPlate Plan shows your food group targets — what and how much to eat within your calorie allowance.

Raising Happy Eaters

Raising happy eaters by following the division of responsibility in feeding: The division of responsibility in feeding is a well-researched approach to feeding that can drastically decrease mealtime battles and picky eating.

      Cooking with Kids

      Cooking with kids : Cook with your kids to help them develop healthy eating habits. 

      About DePelchin Children’s Center: DePelchin Children’s Center supports and sustains children and the families who care for them. We provide comprehensive services focused on ensuring all children are part of safe, caring homes. We deploy evidence-based practices and strategies to prevent maltreatment, preserve healthy families, and bring healing to children who have experienced trauma by enhancing their physical health and mental well-being.