Empowering Your Teenager for True Change

By Greenbrier Academy / August 1, 2017

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, three million teens between the ages of 12 and 17 had a major depressive episode in 2015. That’s 12.5 percent of the teenage population in the United States. Many of these teens come to Greenbrier Academy, and we’ve found that they often have: – Feelings of low…

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How Divorce Can Impact Your Daughter

By Greenbrier Academy / June 3, 2017

  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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How to get Your Teenager to Open Up

By Greenbrier Academy / April 16, 2017

  Often, communicating at a deeper level with your teenager can make you feel as if you’re attempting to open a combination lock without the numbers. Every once in a while, you seem to get one or two turns correct, only to mess up on the third and find yourself back at the start. It wasn’t…

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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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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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