I will say when I came in yesterday morning I was like, ‘Okay this is going to be boring, I’m going to sit down and listen the entire time.’

“I will say when I came in yesterday morning I was like, ‘Okay this is going to be boring, I’m going to sit down and listen the entire time.’ Now we’re engaged and we learned a lot, such as structure and the shield and I learned there were some things I should have done with my son when he was younger. What I expect from our parents is that they have better parenting skills, ways to discipline their children and just everything really. I enjoyed everything, I learned a lot and I will take everything back to our parents and instill them and work with them and hope that they can be successful in raising their children.”

Vanessa Smith
Ladson Elementary

For my parents at the school I want them to know that we’re there. I think they know that, but I think this has helped provide a structure for that, a visual for that.

“For my parents at the school I want them to know that we’re there. I think they know that, but I think this has helped provide a structure for that, a visual for that. A lot of people know that the information is out there but they don’t know how to use it, and I think this is a great tool that we’ve learned to provide that visual for them.”

Zenovia Dixon
Northwoods Middle School

This is my first time ever doing something like this, it sure has been a good experience for me.

“This is my first time ever doing something like this, it sure has been a good experience for me. One of the most powerful things I’ve learned was the shield. That worked for me yesterday, it relieved a lot of arguments, a lot of hostility. A ten year-old kid worked with me faithfully yesterday. I’d be more than glad to attend another session.”

Linda Tyler
Hursey Elementary

You all have excited me, I see all the excitement that are in your eyes. I feel like you’re going to take it and run with it.

“You all have excited me, I see all the excitement that are in your eyes. I feel like you’re going to take it and run with it. I feel like I could trust each of the parent advocates and the team leaders at each school, to do exactly what needs to be done to make sure this program runs next year in a really good way because I want to show results and I want our districts to adopt this into our partnership strand. I’m looking forward to that and I hope that you know if you need any help we have a whole district team working with you, just honk, we will come running to you.”

Karen Williams

I’m excited about the program because it is in several languages and I think that is wonderful.

“I’m excited about the program because it is in several languages and I think that is wonderful. And just like Beth said it gives our parents confidence, no matter how old our children are, and we can learn just as much as the parents that were teaching.”

Candace Brace
Charleston Middle Park Elementary

A lot of the information was known, but it was just presented a little bit clearer for me to understand and to put my finger on it.

“A lot of the information was known, but it was just presented a little bit clearer for me to understand and to put my finger on it. One of the things that I could take from this would be your 100 words because of the simple fact again you would be surprised that the magnitude that when you come off on a different way or thinking about the words that you say to somebody, for example ‘You’re crazy,’ and then they start to think ‘Oh man you know what everybody is telling me that I’m crazy, so I’m really crazy.’ That really impacts a child but we don’t realize it.”

Micheal Halls Sr.
North Charleston Elementary

What I liked most is how engaging this professional help has been.

“What I liked most is how engaging this professional help has been. It’s something that I was excited about coming to but not really excited but then after we got here for the first hour we really enjoyed our time. What I hope for our parents is that they feel more confident, especially in middle school with how they continue to assist their children in success.”

Beth Wheless
Charleston Zucker Middle School