Teaching children to wipe

Carol Bovill, Potty Training Expert, shares advice for parents on the best methods for teaching your child how to wipe properly
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Teaching children to wipe

Parents always ask; how do I teach my child to wipe themselves? First of all, parents, allow your child in the bathroom with your. I know this isn't always easy, but they need to see that you wipe. For girls, remember to wipe forward to back. This is very important for girls, because they will get bladder infections. For bowel movements, allow the child to wipe themselves. It is their body. They can do it. They are competent. At the same time, after they wipe themselves, make sure that they are clean. If a child isn't clean all day, it's not a good feeling.

Carol Bovill, Potty Training Expert, shares advice for parents on the best methods for teaching your child how to wipe properly


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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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