Potty training on the road

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Potty training on the road

Parents always ask; how can I make potty training easier out of the house? First off, you need to get your child out of the house. You should not be held hostage in your home. Bring a seat cover for the car seat. Your child will be fine, I promise you. When you go out, make sure there is a toilet available for your child. They even have fold up seats that your child can sit on that you can take home and clean up. Also, be aware that some of the toilets automatically flush. This can be scary for children. I recommend a little trick. Bring duct tape with you and cover up the little automation, so it does not scare your child. Lastly, if your child does have an accident, which can happen, remember you've brought your extra clothes. Don't panic. If it is a messy bowel movement, I recommend bringing baby scissors that have rounded edges and cut your underwear off of your child, so you won't have a huge mess in a public situation.

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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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