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BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends): A Girl's Guide to Happy Friendships
Friendships are tough to navigate, even for adults. The preteen years can be particularly sticky, but we’ve got your back! Packed with fun quizzes, colorful illustrations, and stories about girls just like you, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends) is the ultimate interactive guidebook to help you learn the ins and outs of friendship. Explore the topics of gossip, bullying, and ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Expected publication: July 6th 2021 by Familius
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I had a chance to preview this new book. The author has amazing insights into the social challenges facing young girls. By structuring the book as an activity journal and a series of quizzes, it does not come across as preachy. It lets the reader evaluate her own friendships one at a time and form her own natural conclusions. I wish this book had been available when my daughters were young. I’m sure it would have reduced the social stress they experienced.
Such a fun way for middle school girls to gain insight into their relationships, navigate their emotions and develop self-awareness about their social worlds. This book is bursting with fill-in-the-blanks, quizzes and activities, making it highly accessible and engaging - and the key takeaway at the end of each chapter is a helpful recap. I wish I'd had this when I was 12! ...more
Jessica Speer's book, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships grew out of her friendship program that strengthens social awareness and helps kids learn to navigate common struggles. Her books engage and entertain readers by combining the stories of preteens and teens with fun activities and practical insights. She has a master's degree in social sciences and focuses her ...more
“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?”
“Friendship Truth #9: You choose which of your friendships to grow. Grow the healthy ones!”More quotes…