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 »
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.
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 »
“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 »
The teenage years can be a time of testing, a time when your daughter discovers who she is and what she wants from life. Most often, these changes in behavior and attitude are beneficial and, after a few years of testing the boundaries, they arrive on the other side of the teenage years more independent, assertive, confident,… Read more »
A CNN study called #Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens, involving 200 teens and their social media pages, is an eye-opening study on how today’s digital age is affecting our children. The study revealed that some teens check their social media pages as much as 100 times a day- sometimes more.
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 »
While a traditional boarding school is often an ideal solution for students who need to be challenged academically or need structure to keep them on track, Greenbrier Academy’s therapeutic boarding school provides additional benefits. Greenbrier Academy for Girls is a residential facility created to provide help for troubled teens. Like traditional boarding schools, we provide housing and academics,… Read more »
Your daughter’s education is a vital first step toward her success in life. Academic health helps with self esteem and also shows dedication, commitment and the ability to follow through. A big part of high school life is learning to balance studies with extracurricular activities, interests and a social life. But what if your daughter’s… Read more »
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 »