5 Signs of Sexual Abuse to Look for in Teenage Girls

  As a parent, you don’t ever want to imagine that someone is hurting your daughter. Unfortunately, statistics show that it is all too common. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) approximately 25 percent of girls and 16 percent of boys will experience sexual abuse prior to the age of 18. As unsettling… Read more »

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How to get Your Teenager to Open Up

  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 »

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Horses And Healing…What is the Connection?

  For thousands of years, people have sought to have a relationship with their horses. Riding them is exhilarating, of course, but these gentle giants have some more remarkable to offer us, and many individuals have discovered more about this over the years. During the last few decades, equine assisted therapy has become a popular… Read more »

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Teens and Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

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 »

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What to do When Your Teenage Daughter is Isolating

  Everyone needs some time alone every once in a while. It’s healthy and rejuvenating. It helps us connect with our feelings, our needs, our values, our beliefs and our goals. However, if your daughter is isolating herself from others for long periods of time, she may develop feelings of social anxiety, loneliness, or a… Read more »

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Your Teenager: Three Mental Illnesses That Stem From Anxiety

Approximately 25.1 percent of children between the age of 13 and 18 have an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH.) Unfortunately, not all of these teenagers are getting the help they need. According to a 2015 report by the Child Mind Institute, 80 percent of youth with a diagnosable (and… Read more »

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Three Trauma Points Your Teenage Daughter May Be Suffering From

  As a parent you may think you can help your daughter overcome certain moments of her life with a long conversation and hug. There are certain trauma points that hit much harder than others and can leave a lasting mark. At Greenbrier Academy, we have seen that many mental health issues stem from past relational experiences with… Read more »

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PTSD and Your Teenage Daughter. Finding Healing

  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a more common problem among children and teenagers than most of us want to believe. PTSD is a mental health condition that occurs as a result of a trauma that was either life threatening, led to serious or potential injury, or caused intense horror, fear or helplessness.

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Your Teen and Anxiety: Does a Diagnosis Mean Forever?

Approximately one in every five teens throughout the US has been diagnosed with some type of psychiatric disorder. Anxiety and panic disorders are among the most common. In fact, about 25.1 percent of teens will experience an anxiety disorder between the ages of 13 and 18. If your daughter is suffering from an anxiety disorder,… Read more »

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