Potty training signs and best time to start

Carol Bovill, MAED Potty Training Expert, shares advice for parents on how to recognize the signs of potty training readiness and when the best time is to begin
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Potty training signs and best time to start

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Children need to be allowed to toilet train when they are ready, not when the parents are ready. They have all of the control and the parent doesn't have any control over this issue. Very often, it could be something going on in your lives. You could be pregnant, have a new baby, just moved, and all of a sudden your child decides that they want to start using the toilet. You have to allow them to. What I recommend is once the child starts using the toilet, make sure they stay in the underwear. You don't go back and forth between diapers and underwear. If you are driving in the car, make sure that you have something down, but you cannot put your child back in diapers.

Carol Bovill, MAED Potty Training Expert, shares advice for parents on how to recognize the signs of potty training readiness and when the best time is to begin

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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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