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Dr. Betti Hertzberg Ressler is a Board Certified Pediatrician on staff at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Hertzberg developed the toilet training video "Let's Go Potty." She is the co-author of "The Doctor's Book of Home Remedies for Children."

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As a pediatrician and mother of three, Dr. Betti has lots of experience dealing with children's health issues. She will answer general questions you have about pediatrics and your children's development. Submit your questions

  Featured Question
Sharon writes, "Is it harmful to drink milk when you're running a fever? My mother-in-law has told me it will curdle in your stomach." Dr. Betti's answer

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    Children's Behavior

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  •   "Let's Go Potty"
    Dr. Betti Hertzberg Ressler has produced a live-action video designed to reinforce the Parenting Skills necessary for successful toilet training. The video covers important topics like: parental readiness, child readiness, positive reinforcement, setback, transitional stages and hygiene. Buy now for $14.99


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