A PARENT'S GUIDE TO RAISING HEALTHY, HAPPY CHILDREN

From some of Texas' leading experts in early development, A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Children chronicles some of the most important years in your child's development and in your family--your first years together. The guide is the perfect resource for anyone starting their journey as a new parent, featuring:

  • the essentials about each stage of a new child's development, from birth to five, plus space to record your own precious family milestones along the way;
  • developmental milestones, with helpful tips for doctor's visits, finding child care, and building literacy;
  • a true Texas flavor, featuring resources especially for Texan families.

Guides are formatted as a 5" x 7" booklet — a great size for any diaper bag. You can download the guide as a PDF, in English or Spanish, for free or order printed guides.

Ordering

Our printed parent guides must be ordered in bulk, with a minimum order of 100 guides. There are two bulk order options:

PROVIDE GUIDES FREE TO FAMILIES SERVED BY MEDICAID

This developmental resource guide is only available free of charge to prenatal care providers, including hospitals, birthing centers, physicians, nurse midwives, and midwives, who provide prenatal care or deliver an infant of a pregnant woman who is enrolled in Medicaid. The resource guide should only be distributed by providers to Medicaid-enrolled women receiving the above mentioned services, the father of the infant, or another adult caregiver. Qualifying organizations can order with Best Press, who handles the free guide order process, by clicking the button below.

PROVIDE GUIDES TO OTHER TEXAS FAMILIES

You can also purchase guides for all other Texas families at a special reduced rate of $1.50 per guide, including shipping and handling. You can order a maximum of 500 total guides through our online store. If you would like to order more than 500 total guides, please contact us at 512-473-2274 or info@txchildren.org.

Questions?

Feel free to contact us at 512-473-2274 or info@txchildren.org if you have any questions or if you would like to be invoiced.

“A great tool for educating new parents about the basic developmental milestones to watch for, as well as a way to track their child’s growth and development.”
— Brazoria County Association for Citizens with Handicaps (BACH)
“The parenting guides are an integral and essential resource to our organization. Having this valuable resource available in Spanish and culturally diverse in its content has been very important to its usefulness for us.”
— Every Child Matters, Fort Worth
“Great! A terrific tool for the families we serve.”
— Any Baby Can, Austin