When I was in college I majored in “Human Development and Family Sciences”. My focus was social work and I took a ton of early childhood and child development classes. As such, I should probably be an expert in children and family. BUT…$X,000 in loans later and I feel like my degree failed me in some ways. While I definitely have an array of knowledge in my arsenal, there are quite a few things that they just don’t teach you in those early childhood classes that would be incredibly useful when dealing with children in the real world. Here are some things I feel like I should’ve learned. Perhaps my university will take some cues and add these topics to the cirriculum.
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.
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