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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 »

Early Warning Signs of Teenage Drug Use

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  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 »

7 Damaging Words you Should Never Say to Your Teenager

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 »

5 Benefits of a Therapeutic Boarding School

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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 »

I Think my Daughter has an Eating Disorder: 10 Signs

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Eating disorders are complex and potentially life-threatening conditions that affect an individual’s health and relationships. According to NationalEatingDisorders.org, approximately 20 million women in the United States suffer from a type of eating disorder. These disorders often begin early on in life with concerns about body shape and weight. In fact, approximately 40 to 60 percent… 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 »

Self-Harm: What Every Parent Should Know

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For many parents, the concept of self-harm is strange and confusing.  You may feel helpless and anxious about the fact that your daughter is engaging in this behavior. Estimates show that approximately one in every 200 teens between the ages of 13 and 19 cut themselves on a regular basis. This isn’t the only type… 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 »

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 Five Aspirational Modules of Our New Curriculum

This week was an exciting week at Greenbrier Academy. As we are moving forward with our new curriculum, we’ve initiated a new process and ceremony to add to the sacredness of our aspirational work. Several of our girls have completed their first 10 weeks on our new aspirational system and have either successfully completed their… Read more »