Category: Reconnecting

How to get Your Teenager to Open Up

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  Often, communicating at a deeper level with your teenager can make you feel as if you’re attempting to open a combination lock without the numbers. Every once in a while, you seem to get one or two turns correct, only to mess up on the third and find yourself back at the start. It wasn’t… Read more »

Unhealthy Privacy: Is Your Teenager Isolating?

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Teenagers are social by nature, especially with their peers. The teenage years are also a time of growing independence. Your teenage daughter may assert this independence by spending more time by herself when she’s at home and asking others to respect her privacy by knocking before they enter her room. This is normal and does not necessarily mean… Read more »

Parent’s Corner: Family Healing Begins With You

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“What is my part in this?” This is an important question that every individual can ask themselves whenever there is a problem, a disconnect, or a situation that is in need of change. Often, as parents, it is difficult to look at our part in the problem, especially when our teenager is suddenly acting out… Read more »

Why Greenbrier Academy Puts Family First

When families are dealing with troubled teens, many families assume that their teen is the driving source of family issues.  As teenage girls grow and develop, they face physical and mental changes that affect how they act and who they become. Life starts changing as they age into their teenage years which often results in… 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 »

Why It’s So Important for Teens to Get Involved in Sports

  While the fun of winning is definitely an added bonus, we here at Greenbrier Academy for Girls believe that, for those in their teenage years particularly, getting involved in an athletic extracurricular activity can have a myriad of benefits, both physically and mentally. Simply put, sports keep players on their toes. They keep them… 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 »

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 »