I’m glad you’re here! I hope I can help you with your questions about the development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and parents. A group of caring, interested parents has congregated at BabyShrink.com, and offer their suggestions and support as well, in the Comments section after each post. We try to keep things as real-world and down to earth as possible. I try not be be too SHRINKY about my advice. After all, I’m a Mom too!

What I Cannot Do
This site does not provide psychotherapy or professional treatment/evaluation services. This website is only for information and entertainment. Parent Coaching services are also non-clinical: This means that Parent Coaching is only for information and suggestions regarding normal child development and parenting strategies. Parent Coaching is not psychotherapy, nor is it a clinical evaluation of you, your child or family.

For specific questions pertaining to your child’s health, your pediatrician should be consulted. While I may respond to your emailed questions, I cannot be a source of individualized evaluation for your child. I hope that you will use the information on my site in the same way that you would use information in a parenting book or magazine; as a guideline to help you decide if you need more specialized evaluation. And if you are in a state of crisis, please contact emergency services immediately.

Thanks for reading through the legal and ethical stuff. Now, I hope you’ll click around the site a bit and read more!

Dr. Heather

Heather Wittenberg, Psy.D.
The BabyShrink

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About Dr. Heather
About Dr. Heather
I'm Dr. Heather Wittenberg, child psychologist and mom of four. I specialize in the development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers -- and parents! I've got over 200 articles here to help make parenting less stressful and more fun. Got potty training questions? Come on over to my Potty Page where I've got tons of ideas for you.
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