Why Equine Therapy Helps Troubled Teen Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / April 25, 2019

When students at Greenbrier Academy fall in love with our horses, it rekindles their sense of purpose and belonging in the world.  If you’re worried about a troubled teen girl who struggles to reflect on her nonverbal communication with others or develop emotional awareness of herself and others around her, you are in the right…

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Parenting a Teenager: Tips at Every Stage

By Greenbrier Academy / March 22, 2019

As tweens begin their teenage years, it’s important that parenting a teenager involves playing an active role in their lives. As a parent, you’re probably thinking your teenager wants absolutely nothing to do with you, but whether that’s apparent or not, research shows that it’s important to stay tuned in. While no parent is perfect,…

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Positive Peer Support At a Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / March 20, 2019

Positive peer support comes in all different, shapes, sizes and forms. It can come directly from a person or a group of people, through the Internet, via social media networks, in school, on sports fields and in self esteem programs. As most would agree, even the smallest form of positive peer support can be life…

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Who Is A Greenbrier Academy Girl?

By Greenbrier Academy / January 28, 2019

You want your daughter to do well in school. Perhaps you have dreams for her to attend college one day. Unfortunately the traditional school system has limited capacity to support teens struggling with mental health. A college preparatory therapeutic boarding school exists because academic success and emotional health are intertwined. Most students at Greenbrier Academy…

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3 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Teen Daughter’s Life on Track Through a Divorce

By Greenbrier Academy / November 21, 2018

  Even under the best of circumstances, divorce is a painful process for parents and children both. Although almost adults, teenagers are not immune from the impact of divorce. While every family is different and every teenager is different, studies show that in many cases, teens that come from divorced families: – Have higher rates…

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Why Greenbrier Academy is a Therapeutic Boarding School for Girls That Puts Family First

By Greenbrier Academy / October 15, 2018

When families are struggling with troubled teens, many families assume that their teen is the driving source of family issues.  As teenage girls grow and develop, they face physical and mental changes that affect how they act and who they become. Life starts changing as they age into their teenage years which often results in…

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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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Empowering Your Teenager for True Change

By Greenbrier Academy / October 4, 2018

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, three million teens between the ages of 12 and 17 had a major depressive episode in 2016. The prevalence of major depressive episode was higher among adolescent girls (19.4%) compared to boys (6.4%). Many of these troubled girls may benefits from a boarding school for depression like…

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Four Reasons Adoption May Have Been Traumatic for Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / January 1, 2018

  Adoption is a wonderful thing, a path, a choice that isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s only the special that reach out to a child and say, “You are mine. I may not have given birth to you, but you are my daughter, my love, forever.” It takes someone special to invite someone…

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How to Stay Involved in Your Teen’s Life at Therapeutic Boarding School

By Greenbrier Academy / December 18, 2017

Making the decision to enroll your daughter with Greenbrier Academy, girl’s private boarding school, is a positive decision that will bring real change to her life, especially if she is struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD or trauma. It also means time spent away from your daughter, which both of you will need…

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