Category: Communication

Your Words Have Power: 4 Things to Never Say to Your Teen

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  Insecurity is the feeling that you’re simply not good enough. This type of low self-confidence can be a crippling and painful experience for a teenager- and an awful one for a parent to witness, especially if you feel helpless in the situation. Insecurities can drive teens to make wrong choices in life, cause a… Read more »

What to Do When Your Teen Threatens to Run Away

According to the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), between 1.6 and 2.8 million teens run away from home every year. Over the past ten years, NRS has been receiving more and more calls from runaway youths, with an increasing number living on the streets. In fact, the number of teens living on the streets has increased… Read more »

Teens and Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

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By the age of 12, many pre-teens have their first cell phone. While most parents hope their teen is responsible with this technology, not all of them are. In fact, between two and seven percent of children under the age of 17 admitted in a report by the Pew Research Center to sexting. In reality, this… Read more »

Your Teen Daughter: 5 Behavior Signs You Shouldn’t be Ignoring

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  “She’s just being a teenager. You remember those days. Hormones raging. Trying to figure out where you belong. It will pass.” How many times have you said this sentence or any part of it? While parenting a teenager is not an easy thing to do, and there are indeed certain aspects you can chalk… Read more »

7 Damaging Words you Should Never Say to Your Teenager

Adolescence is a time of independence. It’s a time when your teenager breaks free of her childhood and may begin to resist your influence in her life. Regardless of the behavior she is currently displaying, your daughter needs your support, encouragement and guidance. According to Psychology Today, parents influence their teens through instruction, by example,… Read more »

The Importance of Positive Peer Support

Positive peer support comes in all different, shapes, sizes and forms. It can come directly from a person or a group of people, through the Internet, via social media networks, in school, on sports fields and so many other places. As most would agree, even the smallest form of positive peer support can be life… Read more »

Playing a Positive, Active Role in Your Teen’s Life

As tweens begin their teenage years and grow up to become young adults, it’s important that parents play an active role in their lives. As a parent, you’re probably thinking your teenager wants absolutely nothing to do with you and your spouse, but whether that’s apparent or not, research shows that it’s important to stay… Read more »

Fulfillment through Relationships (Plus 5 Inspiring Quotes to Tweet)

  “Real success means creating a life of meaning through service that fulfills your reason for being here.” – Oprah Winfrey (Click to tweet this quote!) As one of the most successful individuals of our time, Oprah has a good grasp on what success is, and her definition of real success, void of monetary value, is… Read more »

Relationships with Others and Your Identity

  The phrase “You are not alone” rings true at Greenbrier Academy. Many people are on a path to self discovery and feel that it is something that they have to do on their own, that soul searching is something that has to be done on their own time. This simply isn’t true! You have… Read more »

The importance of reconnecting: We may have a new slogan. but our values remain.

“Your daughter is precious. Reconnect with her at Greenbrier Academy” This is the new slogan we have adopted here at Greenbrier Academy for Girls. We believe it sincerely expresses our ultimate goal for you and your daughter. A child is the most precious gift you’ll ever receive in life. When bad decisions, emotional traumas or… Read more »