Big Red Bird, LLC
The Big Red Bird, LLC is home to a series of books, blogs and tools designed to support the hearts of children and the minds of parents, teachers, counselors, early childhood and family workers. From birth to age 8 children are at a critical stage in their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. These short picture books encourage courageous conversations around difficult concepts. Unaddressed death, divorce, developmental delays, abuse and neglect can have lasting effects. In these stories you will find opportunity to meet these issues head on with hope and helpful tools for healing.
I have worked to restore hope in the hearts and homes of hundreds of families in both affluent and at risk communities in the Greater Hartford area in nearly 20 years of work in social services. While developing family centered policies and programs I picked up a few useful tools to support the families I served. Those tools have been turned into a series of short stories that address what happens when children are exposed to life without important protective factors in place.
These stories have multicultural children within the pages. These stories seek to ease the transition of working with professional support by providing tangible resources for use inside and outside of the office.
I am most proud of my two courageous and creative children, Courtenay and Christina.
Christina R. Jackson is an twelve year old dancer, gymnast and author. Christina's first project, Look at Me, I Can Write Poetry has helped her define her passion and purpose. She wants to show children all around the world that they can do anything. Christina has a passion for words and for people. She is currently working to hone her skills as a public speaker while developing the content for her first motivational speaking tour. Stay tuned...
About the Authors
Jennifer Wilder, MSW
My little red bird is my grandmother, Isabel Mendes Blake. She was mother to eleven, sister to six, cousin to dozens and Mema to 89 grandchildren and counting. Mema's red house was small but it had many rooms. It was a beacon of hope for people who dreamed of change. As a leader for the mother's of Hartford, CT and an advocate for the voiceless she was an inspiration to many. The work I do is in honor of her. I believe that she is watching me every step of the way.
Who is your little red bird?
About the Little Red Bird
Christina Renee Jackson