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Jessica Speer is regularly featured in and contributes to news media outlets on topics related to kids, teens, parenting, friendship, and families.

BFF or NRF BOOK ACCOLADES

AWARDED: 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Award (Silver)

FINALIST: 2022 Colorado Authors League Best Juvenile Book

READING MIDDLE GRADE: Best 25 Middle-Grade Nonfiction Books  

DAILY MOM: 32 Ultimate Bookwork Gifts for Children and Teens

READING FOR SANITY: Best Books of 2021

PRETTY PROGRESSIVEBest Books for Moms and Daughters 

BOOK REVIEW: ETrain Talks Book Podcaster and Reviewer

BROADCASTS

ABC NEWS: Why Kids Friendships Are Important

CONNECTING WITH DR. KIMBERLY SWALES PODCAST: Girl Friendships

KNOW THEM, BE THEM, RAISE THEM PODCAST: Grappling with Girl Friendships and Tackling Tricky Friendship Scenarios

DEAR NINA PODCAST: What if My Kid is Not Interested in Pursuing a Friendship?

PARENTING RESET PODCAST: Navigating the Middle School Years

WEEK BY WEEK PODCAST: Social Boundaries, Friendship, and Trust

BRAINY MOMS PODCAST: Problems with Friends? Help Your Daughter Navigate Difficult Friendships

THE PUBERTY PROF PODCAST: Navigating Friendship During the Preteen Years

HABIT MASTERS: How Your Friendships Affect Your Identity

PARENTING AND BONDING THROUGH CHILDREN”S BOOKS: Interview with Jessica Speer

READ AND WRITE WITH NATASHA: Author Jessica Speer Demystafies Preteen Friendships

RAISING CONFIDENT TEENS PODCAST: Navigating Friendships

THE PEACEFUL PARENTING PODCAST: Helping Your Kids Navigate Friendship

FATHERING TOGETHER PODCAST: Learning About Girls Friendships with Jessica Speer

LOVE RAISING US: Healthy Friendships

HONEST AS A MOTHER PODCAST: Navigating Friendships

FEARLESS PARENTING PODCAST: Tricky and Awkward Ups and Downs of Adolescence Part 1 and Part 2

MIMOSAS WITH MOMS PODCAST: Happy Friendships

HELPING FAMILIES BE HAPPY PODCAST: Understanding Preteen Friendships & BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)?

ARTICLES

RAISING TEENS TODAY: The Perfect Storm: Why Girls’ Social Struggles Peak in Adolescence

PARENTING TWEENS & TEENS: Why Popularity is So Important in Middle School and How to Navigate It

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT: Mindfulness Activities for Kids

CIRCLE AROUND: The New Friendship Normal

TINY BEANS: Why Dining Together is Good For Your Family’s Health, Blaming Vs. Giving the Benefit of the Doubt, Yes, Sexting Happens in Middle School – How to Talk to Kids About It, Mean or Bullying? Helping Kids Understand the Difference, Tattling vs. Reporting, Helping Kids Re-Enter Their Post Pandemic Social World

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL-TEEN LIBRARY TOOLBOX: Why Girls’ Social Struggles Intensify During Adolescence and The Inspiration Behind BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)

SHEPHERD: The Best Middle-Grade Books About the Ins and Outs of Friendship

THRIVE GLOBAL: Back-to-School, Back-to-Friendships, Three Magic Phrases to Connect With Your Kids

SMART SOCIAL: 10 Tips to Combat the Fear of Missing Out, 20 Ways Students Can Avoid Oversharing Online, How Sexting Can Damage a Student’s Reputation, Future or Lead to Lawsuits, The Negative Effects of Social Media on Mental Health

UPJOURNEY: 12 Books to Read With Your Tween Daughter, How to Make Online Learning More Engaging and Interactive, 20 Signs of Fake Friends: How to Spot and Deal With Them, How to Politely Decline an Invitation to Hangout

FAMILIUS: Helping Kids Manage Emotions (video), How to Support Your Kids Through Friendship Struggles, Back to School and Friendships, Behind the Book BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends), Is it Mean or Bullying Behavior?, Why Girls Social Struggles Intensify in Adolescence, How a Growth Mindset Benefits Kids’ Social-Emotional Development, Practicing Kindness and Boundaries

THOUGHTFUL PARENTING: Shift in Perspective Post-Quarantine, 8 Tips for Distance Learning Success, and 5 Hidden Friendship Truths That Confuse Kids (Adults, Too)

COUNTRY LIVING: Keeping Your Kids Busy Without a Traditional Summer Vacation

HOPE EDUCATION: Children’s Mental Health – 22 Tips from Experts in Education and Science

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