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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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 »
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.
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.
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 »
As a parent, protecting your daughter is automatic. You’d do anything to make sure the world around her caused her no hurt and no anguish. What happens, though, when the threat comes from within her? If your daughter is struggling with substance abuse, mental health issues or childhood trauma, you may not be sure where… Read more »
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 »
In teens, a coexisting disorder occurs when they are affected by both a mental disorder and a chemical dependency. So, what does that mean for your family?
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 »
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 »