Jessica Speer

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Jessica Speer is the award-winning author of BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships and Middle School – Safety Goggles Advised. Her interactive books engage and entertain readers by combining the stories of preteens and teens with fun activities, like quizzes and fill-in-the-blanks. Blending humor, a dash of science, and practical insights, her writing unpacks the tricky stuff that peaks during adolescence.

She has a master’s degree in social sciences and explores social-emotional topics in ways that connect with kids. Jessica is regularly featured in and contributes to media outlets on topics related to kids, parenting, and friendship. For more information, visit www.JessicaSpeer.com
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BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #9

Over the past year, I’ve been sharing posts about the Friendship Truths from BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships. These truths normalize everyday experiences and help preteens, teens, and adults navigate relationships. Here’s the final post in this series, Friendship Truth #9. Friendship Truth #9: You Choose Which ofContinue reading "BFF or NRF Friendship Truth #9"

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On a Gold-Blooming Day by Buffy Silverman
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The perfect picture book to celebrate the beauty of fall! Dazzling photos, snappy text, and informative backmatter make this book a true celebration of autumn. Kids will love the wildlife images and the readable text. Cozy up under a blanket with som ...more
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A History of Toilet Paper by Sophia Gholz
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This laugh-out-loud book explores the history of toilet paper and much more! Funny illustrations and text shed light on this not often talked about topic. Readers will enjoy learning about how humans took care of their potty business from pre-histori ...more
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Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur T. Bradley
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Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs
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This is an important book that I wish was required reading in schools. In this beautiful, heart-wrenching story, Dobbs shares the story of her great-grandmother's childhood journey across Mexico to avoid persecution by the Federales. This important p ...more
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“Whether you have been the target of aggressive behavior or the aggressor, this event does not define you. Every day brings a new opportunity to start again.”
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“Everyone makes mistakes. Apologize as needed and do better next time. The biggest lessons in life often grow out of mistakes.”
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"This book has one word to describe it: AWESOME. I start Middle School tomorrow and I'm super excited/nervous, so wish me luck. This book has many great tips and advice. I read 2 other books on this topic but this is way better. Y'all better get it so" Read more of this review »
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“Big emotions—like anger, fear, and sadness—can be really uncomfortable. But even uncomfortable feelings are okay. In fact, all emotions are okay. It just takes practice to manage uncomfortable emotions so you can respond in a healthy way.”
Jessica Speer, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends): A Girl's Guide to Happy Friendships

“Navigating conflict is not easy. If you decide to speak with the person you are in conflict with, find a private time and place to talk. Be sure not to involve others in the conflict. Practice what you plan to say so you are calm and confident. Your goal is to speak your truth, take responsibility for your part, and treat others with dignity. This is no easy task, but an important skill to practice over time.”
Jessica Speer, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends): A Girl's Guide to Happy Friendships

“Friendship Truth #6: Everyone makes mistakes.”
Jessica Speer, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends): A Girl's Guide to Happy Friendships

“BFF, bestie, buddy—there are many ways to describe friends. But what really makes a “good” or “close” friend? And why do some friendships feel like a cozy robe, while others feel like a scary movie?”
Jessica Speer, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends): A Girl's Guide to Happy Friendships

“Friendship Truth #3: Friendships have different phases and change over time.”
Jessica Speer, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends): A Girl's Guide to Happy Friendships

“If you’ve struggled in a friendship, you’re not alone. Most girls find that, sometimes, friendship feels like a roller coaster. One moment you’re climbing through fun and laughter; the next, you’re plunging into fear or frustration.”
Jessica Speer, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends): A Girl's Guide to Happy Friendships

“Friendship Truth #6: Everyone makes mistakes.”
Jessica Speer, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends): A Girl's Guide to Happy Friendships

“The top of the Friendship Pyramid, Close Friends, is small and may only include one or two friends. That’s because close friends are harder to find, and these friendships usually take longer to develop. Don’t worry if you haven’t found any close friends yet; many girls may not have any until middle school or even later.”
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