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

  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 »

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Is Your Daughter Just Angry or Are You Raising an Angry Teen?

Adolescence can be a tough and confusing time for teens. They often feel trapped between their childhood and becoming an adult. It’s a time of exploration. They’re beginning to develop more serious relationships with others, learning to drive and making decisions about what they want to do with the rest of their life. At the… Read more »

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How Divorce Can Impact Your Daughter

  Even under the best of circumstances, divorce is a painful process for parents and children both. Although almost adults, teenagers are not immune from the impact of divorce. While every family is different and every teenager is different, studies show that in many cases, teens that come from divorced families: – Have higher rates… Read more »

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Serving Her Community: 5 Mental Health Benefits for Your Teen

At Greenbrier Academy for Girls, we offer students multiple opportunities throughout the year to express the virtues they’ve learned through Aspirations through service to others. Girls are able to participate in many different projects, including Food for Children, Habitat for Humanity, local animal shelters and Walk for Breast Cancer. Aside from local service, students at our… Read more »

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The Importance of Recreation in Addiction Recovery

  A therapeutic boarding school, like Greenbrier Academy, offer help for teens struggling with depression, behavioral problems, academic issues and even addiction recovery. Many teen girls who come to Greenbrier struggle with intimate relationships. They may have used drugs and alcohol as a way of controlling relationships and situations to ease these troubles.

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Musical Instruments and Mental Health

  Music has always been, and will always be a significant part of our lives. It plays a role in shaping cultures, provides a platform for political expression and helps us pass on rituals and values from one generation to the next.

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10 Factors That Great Therapeutic Boarding Schools Have in Common

  Therapeutic boarding schools, like Greenbrier, are built to provide students with a safe, secure environment where they can access mental health from top professionals who know how to help them overcome issues like depression, ADHD, anxiety and PTSD. The mark of a great therapeutic boarding school goes so much deeper than this, however If… Read more »

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What if Your Daughter is the Bully?

  It typically begins with a phone call from either another parent or your daughter’s school. The accusation of bullying hits you like a rock. You can’t believe it. Your daughter was raised to be better than this. You’ve seen her helping others and being kind. Unfortunately, these attributes don’t keep her from engaging in bullying… Read more »

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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 »

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Teaching Mindfulness to Your Teen

  Mindfulness (noun) – “A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations.” Your teenage daughter may not be the first person you think of when you read the definition of mindfulness. This practice and therapeutic technique have been shown in… Read more »

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