5 Benefits of a Therapeutic Boarding School

By Greenbrier Academy / February 23, 2017

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,…

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Are Your Daughter’s Grades Slipping? How to Encourage Her Education

By Greenbrier Academy / February 16, 2017

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…

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Unhealthy Privacy: Is Your Teenager Isolating?

By Greenbrier Academy / February 7, 2017

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…

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I Think my Daughter has an Eating Disorder: 10 Signs

By Greenbrier Academy / February 5, 2017

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…

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Rescue Them, Rescue Yourself: The Many Health Benefits of Animal Rescue

By Greenbrier Academy / February 3, 2017

Each year, thousands of pets can be found in animal shelters across the country. With the help of your daughter, Greenbrier Academy continues to make a significant dent in that number. Our boarding school offers a canine rescue program, a tangible practice of altruism and a lifesaving gift for pets that have been abandoned by their previous…

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Can Drum Therapy Cure Mental Illness?

By Greenbrier Academy / January 28, 2017

  The use of drums in our lives is nothing new. Excavations of Mesopotamian sites have revealed that drums existed as early as 6,000 BC. Throughout the years, drums have been used for creating music, for rituals, and for ceremonies. Older cultures also used drumming for therapeutic purposes. While many individuals have claimed over the…

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Parent’s Corner: Family Healing Begins With You

By Greenbrier Academy / January 27, 2017

“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…

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How to Recognize Childhood Trauma in Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / January 23, 2017

  Childhood trauma can occur in many ways. Parents who foster or adopt children are more likely to experience the effects of childhood trauma due to extreme losses, adverse experiences and challenges the children have encountered. However, even children born into safe, protected homes and families may experience trauma at some point in their life.

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Self-Harm: What Every Parent Should Know

By Greenbrier Academy / January 5, 2017

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…

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The Value of the Arts

By Greenbrier Academy / May 29, 2015

Art in schools has arguably been one of the most reported stories in recent years. When it comes to budget cuts, the art, music, and theatre programs are usually the first to the chopping block. Some see the arts as extracurricular and fail to identify the everlasting value it has on young minds. Art allows…

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