Men, if you experienced exhaustion, anxiety, or fear hours leading up to your child being born, you are not alone. With these feelings come renewed love, joy, and affection for a life you helped create. However, night feedings and diaper changes are only the beginning of interrupted sleep once you arrive home from the hospital. New routines, along with the freshly added financial and emotional responsibilities, keep you awake at night. It is in this first solitude moment a man has experienced in the past 48 hours, he lays in his bed, staring at the ceiling grasping the life-changing experience that lasts a lifetime.
#DADPREP is a collection of weekly lessons on the various aspects and concepts that define what it means to prepare as much as possible when you become a father. Fatherhood comes with plenty of unsolicited advice, but it doesn't come with an owner's manual. There are minimal instructions on the roles of being a dad. While embracing one of the greatest gifts you will receive, the certainty of life never being the same becomes a realization.
Within the pages of this book, Dr. Jeff Springer shares 52+ weekly DAD leadership lessons as a recourse to encourage all fathers—no matter where you are in your journey. The purpose of this book is to encourage and equip men to ultimately become the 'prepared' dads God has designed and called them to be.
Dr. Jeff Springer attended Abilene Christian University, where he played on the 1977 National Championship Football team, received his Bachelor of Arts in Teaching from Sam Houston State University, and obtained his Masters of Sports Administration from the United States Sports Academy. In the spring of 2020, Jeff completed his Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Transformational Leadership from Concordia University.
As an educator for the past three decades, his career has included being a Texas High School football coach, a veteran of the classroom, former principal at Magnolia High School. In 2013, Jeff was selected as the State of Texas TASSP State Principal of the year.
He is the founder of the G.O.A.L. TEAM (Getting Others to Achieve Higher Levels) to help high school students and young adults maximize their leadership potential. Besides founding Spring Strategies LLC, which provides educational executive coaching, Jeff served as the Minister of Men at Wildwood UMC for over a decade, is a University Student Teacher Supervisor, and is the founder of Suit Up Ministries, a nonprofit men's ministry.
Jeff resides in Montgomery, Texas, with his wife of 40 years. He is the proud father of two children and blessed with three amazing grandchildren. He has been recognized for many achievements; however, his greatest reward is his legacy as a husband, father, and grandfather.