Tag: attitudes

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 »

The House That Built Me

Below is an essay written by a Greenbrier graduate for one of her college classes. She briefly tells her story about how her perspective changed and how the relationships at Greenbrier affected her and continue to influence her. It is the deepest compliment to the great work we do when a graduate can look back… Read more »

Maddie’s Story

A note from Greenbrier Academy: While leaving home to attend Greenbrier Academy for Girls can be a bit scary at first, our girls often come to find that after months at Greenbrier, they have a wonderful second home and a huge “extended family” of supportive and caring friends. Many students come back to visit or… Read more »

Greenbrier Academy: On Choice and Change

Sometimes we learn that negative things in our past can provide new lessons or meanings for who we are today. Such realizations help us understand who we are. The self is built from others, feelings, body, actions, behaviors, attitudes, spirit, history, ancestors, roles we play (i.e. daughter, student, teacher, etc.), society, thoughts, beliefs, and other… Read more »