We have two very special men coming together to offer a very lively discussion with other dads…. doing their Dad Thing! You don’t want to miss out on hearing their experience and sharing yours! Meet Christopher and Danny who will be gearing up this amazing experience!
Christopher Bakker, M.S., B.S., LMT, CEIM, CPMT is an entrepreneur & Dad whisperer. After 7 years as a stay at home dad (SAHD), he has explored in depth the world of school, homeschooling, unschooling, & worldschooling. Have questions? Let’s find answers together. Christopher’s published Dad work can be found in the 2nd edition of Dads Behaving Dadly June 2015 with 71 amazing fathers from around the world. The 2nd edition was again led by amazing fathers & dear friends, Hogan Hilling & Al Watts. Christopher is currently working on a manifesto tentatively titled “Dads: Make Your Mark.” With speaking engagements & conferences under his belt in early childhood, infant massage, education, & economics, it is an amazing honor to be asked to present at the 2016 Unschoolers Platform. From Director of Education of 100’s of school aged children to a Director of One with his son Pierce. Hear about the journey through this world of parenting & share with the other families at the conference. There will be laughter, tears, & new memories. With his talk, water park fun, amazing families, great speakers, & unschooling surprises, February is shaping up to be an event to remember.
Danny Dwarf is an unschooling dad and budding children’s book author-illustrator. After 18 years illustrating, animating and marketing in the medical industry, he remembered his answer to the age-old question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Without variance he’d reply, “an author-illustrator like Arnold Lobel.” So he took his own advice (better late than never!) and decided to spend his next 40 years creating illustrated stories of adorable hilarious animal characters, inspired by his free spirited kids / in-house critics. As a peaceful learning facilitator he prefers the “whatever the heck works” method. If he offends traditional schoolers or hard core unschoolers, he still has the uncanny ability to not lose sleep 😉 Any ethical technique that effectively prepares his kids for long term happiness is definitely worth trying.”