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 Defiant Teenage Daughter

By Greenbrier Academy / April 1, 2019

Your daughter isn’t a little girl anymore. The rules (whether spoken or unspoken) of living with a teenage girl may have thrown you for a loop. She’s going through many developmental changes and becoming more of an individual. Maybe you’ve noticed things have gone too far and she’s become a defiant teenage daughter whom you…

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Are Your Teen’s Friends the Problem? How To Know What’s Going On Without Causing a Fight.

By Greenbrier Academy / November 26, 2018

  Adolescence is a time of change. Your teenage daughter is testing her boundaries, learning what she can and cannot do, and finding out who she is. However, she isn’t doing this without peer influence. As she grows older, she may seek out different friends than those she had when she was younger, and those…

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Boarding Schools for Troubled Girls: How Equine Therapy Can Save Her Future

By Greenbrier Academy / November 1, 2018

When students at Greenbrier Academy fall in love with our horses, it rekindles their sense of purpose and belonging in the world. Greenbrier Academy offers both an equestrian program called the School of Horsemanship alongside our Equine Therapy. These programs aren’t just effective for girls who are already comfortable around horses. If she struggles to…

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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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Healing the Past for a Brighter Future: The Village Experience

By Greenbrier Academy / February 26, 2018

Greenbrier Academy for Girls is committed to providing life-changing transformations for troubled teens. We do this through therapeutic programs that use our concept of Strong Relationality, equine therapy programs and a powerful aspiration-based campus culture. In addition, we offer something special four weeks out of our 12-month year. For one week every quarter, every student…

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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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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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