This One Choice Could Change The Trajectory of Your Teen Daughter’s Future

By Greenbrier Academy / December 31, 2018

Does your teen daughter… struggle to get out of bed in the morning? suffer from low self esteem? threaten or engage in self harming behaviors? fluctuate between depression and anxiety symptoms? have emotional trauma symptoms? isolate herself from peers and family? You’re not alone. Many families come through our doors with an introverted teen having…

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Teens Who Self Harm- 5 Signs You Need Help

By Greenbrier Academy / December 27, 2018

  When your teen is self harming, the constant monitoring and unpredictability of her behavior can be debilitating to your life. Sure, all teens will go through ups and downs in their adolescence. When do you ask for help? Quick question: Does your self harming teen daughter have any of the following behaviors? Eating patterns…

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Beyond the Holiday Blues: 5 Self Help Activities for Teen Depression

By Greenbrier Academy / December 24, 2018

  Sometimes it’s not just the holiday blues. If your depressed teen is struggling more than usual through this time of year, know that there are things that they can do to combat symptoms of teen depression. At our boarding school for girls, we offer many activities students can do themselves to better deal with…

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Setting Your New Year’s Resolution? Don’t Forget About This!

By Greenbrier Academy / December 20, 2018

It’s the end of the 2018! What a full and purposeful year it’s been. Do you have any New Year’s rituals that you love? At GBA, we’re taking a moment of reflection. We’re celebrating the many successes of our students this year, and acknowledge the steps many are taking towards higher education. Nothing is more…

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7 Ways to Help a Grieving Teenager

By Greenbrier Academy / December 17, 2018

A teenage girl sits beside a hospital bed, holding the hand of her dying grandfather. Tears roll down her cheeks; she knows the end is near, yet doesn’t want to acknowledge it. After 13 days in hospice, her grandfather takes his last breath, and her world is shattered. Grief overwhelms her entire being, enveloping her…

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5 Ways a Therapeutic Boarding School Improves Academic Success for Anxious Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / December 13, 2018

  If your daughter is suffering from mental health problems, anxiety, or behavioral issues, you’ve no doubt noticed a significant effect on her life and her interactions with family members and friends. According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, these issues can also play a role in her academic success. While…

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Yoga for Teen Depression: Get These Benefits in 30 Minutes

By Greenbrier Academy / December 10, 2018

  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 3 millions teens between the ages of 12 and 17 have a major depressive episode at least once. While there are many benefits of yoga for teens that contribute to improving depression symptoms, it’s also proven through research. Research published in the National Library of…

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Support your daughter to transform from an angry teenager into a compassionate student leader.

By Greenbrier Academy / December 6, 2018

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, and sometimes that means testing boundaries. They’re beginning to develop more serious relationships with others, learning to drive and making decisions about what they want to do with the…

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4 Things to Never Say to Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / December 3, 2018

  Insecurity is the feeling that you’re simply not good enough. This type of low self-confidence can be a crippling and painful experience for a teenager- and an awful one for a parent to witness. Have you ever felt helpless in this kind of situation? Insecurities can drive teens to make wrong choices in life,…

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5 Art Therapy Benefits for Troubled Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / November 30, 2018

Among the many activities at our boarding school for girls, the therapeutic arts program is always a favorite among students. We offer several different types of classes, including drawing, painting, digital arts and ceramics. These courses, while enjoyable, are part of a well rounded curriculum at a boarding school for girls. In fact, the arts…

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