BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)

Navigating Kids' Friendships

Friendships during the preteen and teen years can be a bumpy ride. Throw in a pandemic, school closures, and social distancing, it’s no surprise that social-emotional struggles are on the rise. Join us Aug 19 as Jessica Speer, author of BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends) – A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships explores the tricky world of young friendships. Jessica’s book grew out of her friendship program that strengthens social awareness and helps kids learn to navigate common struggles. She has a master’s degree in social sciences and explores social-emotional topics in ways that connect with pre-teens and teens.
 
This informative webinar will explore:
  • The underlying reasons social struggles unfold during the preteen and teen years
  • Friendships truths parents and kids can use to guide their path
  • Ways caregivers can support their kids through this phase

Thursday, August 19th
@ 1 PM PT

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About our webinar panelists...

Jessica Speer

Jessica Speer’s first middle-grade book, BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girl’s Guide to Happy Friendships, grew out of her friendship program that helps kids develop social awareness and healthy friendship skills. She has a master’s degree in social sciences, and her writing focuses on social/emotional topics for kids and families.  

Kate Farrell

Kate Farrell is the director of public relations at Familius. She got her start in the industry when she spent seven years diving deep into book-to-film communities as co-administrator of a Hunger Games fansite. Kate worked for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® and is currently a M.A. student at Tufts University’s Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development.

Join Jessica and Kate!

Learn how to identify friendship issues and help your children navigate friendship.

Register now to join us live, Monday, December 21, at 11AM PT

Thursday, August 19th
@ 1PM PT

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