Jessica Speer is regularly featured in and contributes to news media outlets on topics related to kids, parenting, friendship, and families. Here are some recent articles.

Jessica Speer News Media

LIVE A BLISSFUL LIFE: How to Talk to Kids Without Yelling and Why That’s Important

UPJOURNEY: 12 Books to Read With Your Tween Daughter and 20 Signs of Fake Friends: How to Spot and Deal With Them

FAMILIUS VIDEO: Helping Kids Manage Emotions

THOUGHTFUL PARENTING: Shift in Perspective Post-Quarantine and 5 Hidden Friendship Truths That Confuse Kids (Adults, Too)

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

CARE.COM: 17 Free Things to do with Kids This Summer

RELATIONSHIP LOVE GEMS: 14 Experts Share Their Best Tips for Making a Long Distance Relationship Work

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU: Experts Share How to Build Strong Relationships


Jessica Speer is an author and speaker that focuses on helping kids and families thrive. Through her research and writing, she helps kids and parents better navigate relationships, uncomfortable emotions, and the stuff that gets in the way of connection.

Her first book, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? Girls Guide to True Friendships, will be released in 2021. This guidebook includes fun activities, quizzes, and real stories to help girls navigate the tricky world of friendships. In addition to writing and leading programs, Jessica’s an adjunct faculty member of Colorado Mountain College. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences and lives in Colorado, USA with her husband and two daughters.

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“When we strip everything away, life is really about love and connection. Through self-awareness, compassion, and connecting with our shared humanity, we learn to nurture connection, one moment, one conversation, one step at a time.”

Jessica Speer