Being an education major means taking many different course on child development. In those classes, not only is it important to look at the world through a child's eyes, but it is also important to learn how a child's environment affects his or her development. This means that familial relationships and interactions are studied. From an academic perspective, Stephanie is well-versed in many topics surrounding children and family.
From an experience-based perspective, Stephanie is well qualified to discuss topics involving childcare. She spent over a year working at a daycare, where she worked with children ages 6 weeks to 8 years old. Additionally she has a combined total of 8 years working in the classroom working in the following ages: kindergarten, third grade, seventh grade, eight grade, high school sophomore, and college freshman.
Furthermore, Stephanie is a stay-at-home mother, and she understands the stress and struggles that come along with child-rearing. She has experience parenting with a partner as well as being a single parent. Her husband is active duty army, and his deployments essentially leave her without a co-parent.