Jessica Speer is an author and speaker that focuses on helping kids and families thrive. Her book, “BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girl’s Guide to True Friendships” releases in early 2021.
Releasing March 2021!
Preview on Amazon or IndieBound
Book Summary: Packed with fun quizzes, colorful illustrations, and stories about girls just like you, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to True Friendships is the ultimate interactive guidebook to help readers (ages 8-12) learn the ins and outs of friendship. Explore topics such as gossip, drama, and feeling left out, along with ways to strengthen the friendships that mean the most to you.
“Many girls struggle with friendship issues in elementary and middle school. This book provides a clear roadmap for girls to successfully navigate difficult friendships while helping them gain social awareness, skills and confidence in the process.”– Dr. Cherylee E. Hirsch, Psy.D., School Psychologist
“A wonderfully empowering read! Although geared toward younger females, this book is a must-read for those who want to help cultivate an awareness of the powerful nature of TRUE friendships!”Dr. Carla Marie Manly, Clinical Psychologist and Author
“I really loved this book! It helped me understand my friendships a lot better. The quizzes and activities are really fun. I like all the stories about other girls too. I realized that lots of girls have friendship struggles, not just me.”– Gigi (Age 10)
Jessica Speer’s Latest Blog Posts
Between the ages of 8 to 14, confidence levels in girls drop by 30%. I’m trying to gently reignite confidence, one loving reminder at a time.
Do emotional outbursts in your family tend to follow a certain pattern? Often in relationships, we get into a habit of reacting a certain way, even if it doesn’t work well. Strong emotions can be overwhelming for kids and parents…
Some people tend to give others the benefit of the doubt, while other people tend to assign blame and assume bad intent. Which style has more positive relationships and overall happiness?