Jessica Speer is an author focused on helping kids and families thrive.
Her book, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girl’s Guide to Happy Friendships releases July 2021.
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 Happy 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
What is it about adolescence that intensifies social changes and struggles, especially for girls? The answer lies in some big questions girls navigate during this phase.
Words matter. This post shares parent phrases to avoid and what to say instead to connect and foster well-being in kids and teens.
Slang is continually evolving, making it difficult for adults to keep up. Yet, slang offers a sneak peek into the everyday lives of teens.