Jessica Speer is regularly featured in and contributes to news media outlets on topics related to kids, parenting, friendship, and families. Recent News Media RED TRICYCLE: 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 KidsContinue reading “Newsroom”


Jessica Speer is a children’s author and speaker. Her latest book, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends), grew out of an innovative program she developed that empowers children with the awareness and skills to develop healthy relationships.


Jessica’s work and writing focus on helping kids and families navigate their social and emotional worlds with more awareness and skill.


  Let’s face it, friendships can be challenging. Most girls, as well as their mothers, aunts, friends and teachers have strong memories of social struggles. BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? Girls Guide to Happy Friendships tackles friendship struggles head-on, leaving readers (ages 8-12) informed and empowered as they navigate the tricky world of friendship.… Continue reading Books