David Softley is an award-winning director and speaker, a banker, and most importantly a homeschooling father of seven, who is very excited to be at LDSHE. He draws upon a wide array of experiences that span multiple industries and zany family adventures to educate and inspire audiences. He is delighted to be speaking on two of his favorite topics: leadership and creativity. David enjoys speaking to teens about the gospel and frequently shares humorous tales about his chickens, children, and chainsaw to illustrate powerfully poignant principles. He also enjoys alliteration. David and wife, Jennifer, reside in Matthews, North Carolina, with their seven children. They began homeschooling in 2012 and haven’t looked back…much.
Trying to find the balance of quantity and quality is a constant challenge for homeschool dads. Without careful attention, you may find yourself always the stick and never the carrot or always the fun guy and never the bad guy.
Successful homeschools are partnerships (1) between parents and (2) with the children. Done correctly, the partnership amplifies the unique contributions that moms, dads, and children make to a homeschool. In this class we will discuss the unique role that dad plays…and how he can magnify both minutes and moments.