"I have chills and tears!!! This was THE BEST parenting advice I have EVER heard, and it brought about a lot of emotions. I was sad that I have been neglecting my son when it came to me listening. I was sad that these children are SUCH precious souls and their thoughts and emotions are often not taken seriously by many parents (including myself). I sooooo love my children more than anything of course, but love is action. This means taking the time for their emotional needs, being there for them, not judging, not controlling them, just loving them, listening to them, supporting whatever they think and feel, supporting their individuality, and celebrating the person they ARE (not what we want them to become), AND taking the time to let them know all of this."
"Thank you for teaching our students the skills they needed to overcome the grieving process Mrs. Susana. This Pearland person summarized it just right. I know our kids were empowered by the information you gave them. You have put together an amazing product with love and passion, which in my opinion has truly made the difference. I applaud you and wish you the very best as you continue to help those that are hurting. God bless you and everyone you encounter."
"I cannot thank you enough for the work you have done at Tice. I saw big changes in our students through your counseling services. Thank you for all that you have done for our kiddos by giving them a safe space to learn and heal. Many blessings to you."
Dr. Chenda Moore speaking to the Pearland School Board
"I knew we had to find some alternatives and strategies on behavior management for my twin girls in kindergarten. This program provided exactly that! My twin girls felt very empowered to sit in an environment where the focus is completely on them. They were given examples of situations that were challenging. Then they were given strategies to teach them how to better control their behavior. What I found most fascinating was that it wasn’t just a behavior being targeted, but also the consequences of such behavior were being taught. It was a very full circle lesson that consisted of evaluating the challenge, identifying any empathy and or sympathy for the effects on others. And finally, learning a technique and strategy for resolution. As a parent, I also learned various techniques and strategies that would better equip me with handling challenges and struggles with my twin girls. I completely agree with and support this program. Thank you! - "
"Ms. Susana’s grief counseling groups were definitely an asset to our campus. The students who participated learned valuable new coping skills with opportunities to share their stories in a safe and supportive setting, and gave very positive feedback at the conclusion of the meetings. We look forward to having her return this school year! "
"Ms. Susana's program has brought our district a valuable resource that is very much needed. We now can refer students who are becoming truant due to losing a loved one. The guidance they obtain allows for the student to process their loss in a healthy way. The techniques learned from the weekly counseling sessions allows the student to cope and strive to continue to be a successful student. Thank you, for empowering our students so they can change the trajectory of their lives. Pearland Independent School District is very fortunate to have established this collaboration for the second year in a row. "