What to do When Your Teenage Daughter is Isolating

By Greenbrier Academy / March 29, 2017

  Everyone needs some time alone every once in a while. It’s healthy and rejuvenating. It helps us connect with our feelings, our needs, our values, our beliefs and our goals. However, if your daughter is isolating herself from others for long periods of time, she may develop feelings of social anxiety, loneliness, or a…

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Your Teenager: Three Mental Illnesses That Stem From Anxiety

By Greenbrier Academy / March 21, 2017

Approximately 25.1 percent of children between the age of 13 and 18 have an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH.) Unfortunately, not all of these teenagers are getting the help they need. According to a 2015 report by the Child Mind Institute, 80 percent of youth with a diagnosable (and…

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Three Trauma Points Your Teenage Daughter May Be Suffering From

By Greenbrier Academy / March 19, 2017

  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…

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PTSD and Your Teenage Daughter. Finding Healing

By Greenbrier Academy / March 15, 2017

  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.

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Your Teen and Anxiety: Does a Diagnosis Mean Forever?

By Greenbrier Academy / March 12, 2017

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,…

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Your Teen Daughter: 5 Behavior Signs You Shouldn’t be Ignoring

By Greenbrier Academy / March 10, 2017

  “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…

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Early Warning Signs of Teenage Drug Use

By Greenbrier Academy / March 7, 2017

  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,…

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Internet Addiction and Online Promiscuity and Teenage Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / March 2, 2017

  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.

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