Finding the right type of potty

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Finding the right type of potty


You should start potty training with the seat that fits onto the adult toilet. It’s much easier to transition your child. I recommend it, because it has two steps up with handles. Your child, on their own, can turn themselves around and feel secure on the adult toilet. And they can also hold onto the handles. There is also the other option, which is a potty seat that sits on the floor. That is good for children that have fears of getting up onto the big toilet. The one problem with that is that you have to clean the toilet and I like the parent being able to have it the easiest way possible. And so it’s much easier if your child can sit on the adult toilet. Simplify your life, parents.

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Carol Bovill, MAED

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Carol Bovill is celebrating her ten-year anniversary as Director of the Mann Family Early Childhood Center at Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles.  In 2008, she opened a second school location at the historic site of the main Synagogue built in 1929. The student population for both centers is over 500 students. Carol has been a leading professional in the field of Jewish early childhood education since 1980. Carol holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology with emphasis in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, both from California State University, Northridge. She is a past president of the Association for Early Jewish Education (AEJE), the former organization of Jewish Nursery School professionals in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Prior to joining Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Carol was the Assistant Executive Director at the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles. She developed curriculum, hired administrators and oversaw the early childhood programs at seven local Jewish Community Centers. Carol was the founding Director of the Conejo Valley Jewish Community Center for Early Childhood and Family Education.  Before working for the Jewish Community Centers, Carol was the Assistant Director at Valley Beth Shalom Nursery School. Carol started her career teaching Nursery School for children ages two to five and facilitating parenting classes.

Carol lives in Century City with her husband Dan of 33 years. Carol and Dan enjoy power walking, exercising, traveling, reading, and entertaining friends and family. Their daughter, Melissa 29, is a Director of Talent for Nickelodeon. Their son, Jeremy 26, manages an on-line provider of pet medications.  

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