Healing the Family While Your Teen is Away at Therapeutic Boarding School

By Greenbrier Academy / October 11, 2018

  Troubled teens often wreak havoc on the world around them, in addition to their own inner selves. While most often unintentional, teens with anger issues, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues and academic problems often take focus away from other individuals in the family. Relationships between spouses can suffer. Siblings can feel left…

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5 Reasons for School Avoidance and Refusal (And How to Handle It)

By Greenbrier Academy / April 5, 2018

School avoidance and refusal, often referred to as school phobia, occurs in about five percent of children and can last well into the teen years. Many troubled teens with this issue refuse to attend school and create (often logical) reasons why they can’t and shouldn’t go.

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4 Common Causes of PTSD in Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / March 15, 2018

  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is more common among adolescents than you might think. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, five percent of teens experience this anxiety disorder. PTSD occurs more prevalently in girls than boys, with 8 percent of girls experiencing it during their teen years and only 2.3 percent of…

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53% of 13-Year-Old Girls Are Unhappy With Their Bodies: How to Help Your Daughter Love Herself

By Greenbrier Academy / February 20, 2018

  Teenage girls in America feel a lot of pressure when it comes to obtaining the ideal body. And, the statistics show it. 53 percent of 13-year old girls don’t like the way their bodies look. 28 percent of 15-year-old girls are already on diets. Approximately three percent of teens are affected by an eating…

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Are Violent Video Games Affecting Your Teen? What to Do

By Greenbrier Academy / February 17, 2018

Video games have been available for several decades now. However, it’s only been in the past 15 years that researchers have become more aware of the effects of these games, especially those that are violent. Unlike movies and television shows, video games engage teenagers in a completely different way. In order to proceed through the…

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Five Risk Factors of Teen Suicide

By Greenbrier Academy / February 8, 2018

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for tweens and teens between the ages of 10 and 24 in the United States. An average of 17.4 percent of teens decide to take their own life, leaving their parents, family and friends behind, confused and uncertain as to how this all happened. While the number…

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Is Social Media Promoting a Negative Body Image for Your Teen?

By Greenbrier Academy / January 28, 2018

A couple of decades ago, teenage girls worried about being ‘bikini-ready’ when summer vacation came. They poured through magazines and judged themselves harshly on how their looks compared to the supermodels on the pages. Today, things are a bit different, but the same negative body image issues remain. This time, however, social media may be…

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Cultivating a Positive Body Image in Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / January 18, 2018

Approximately 23 percent of girls in the United States suffer from an eating disorder. Even more show signs of an unhealthy body image. As a parent, it can be a helpless feeling to watch your daughter progress from being a little “overly critical” about her appearance, to absolutely obsessed with every small detail she perceives…

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Through a Divorce

By Greenbrier Academy / December 29, 2017

The teen years aren’t easy. In fact, it’s challenging for any teen to deal with the physical and mental changes associated with adolescence. When you factor in a trauma like separation or divorce, the teenage years can become even harder to deal with. Can your teen survive this type of change and emerge from it…

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Three Ways Greenbrier Encourages a Positive Work Ethic

By Greenbrier Academy / December 22, 2017

According to the Boston University Center for Career Development, a good work ethic can help your daughter, both now and in the future. It’s about more than just working hard. It’s about learning how to be dependable, how to hold a positive mindset, how to act and dress professionally, and how to adapt easily to…

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