5 Benefits of Single Sex Boarding Schools

By Greenbrier Academy / July 8, 2019

There’s been a lot of conversation about the pros and cons of single sex education. As an all girls boarding school, we think it’s important to weigh in on the conversation for parents who are considering the best option for their child. First and foremost, let’s acknowledge that every teen’s needs are different. That being…

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Self Esteem Strategies for High School Students

By Greenbrier Academy / July 1, 2019

  Do you feel as a parent that the odds are stacked against you as you try to instill confidence in your child for their academic careers? In their teen years, it can be difficult to watch your child become unsure of themselves as social and academic pressures increase. Strategies to boost your teen’s self…

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The Hidden Cause Behind Teen Binge Eating Disorders

By Greenbrier Academy / June 27, 2019

  Teen eating disorders are steadily increasing in the United States. Teen girls are disproportionately effected. According to this study done in 2017 where “researchers followed a group of 496 adolescent girls for 8 years, until they were 20, they found that 5.2% of the girls met criteria for anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder.…

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Motivational Interviewing for Teen Substance Abuse

By Greenbrier Academy / May 27, 2019

  When a teenager is struggling with substance abuse, they may be in denial that they need help. This is a very common problem when trying to help those with substance abuse issues. How do you help someone who doesn’t think that they need help? Motivational interviewing for adolescent substance abuse can be a useful…

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Best Activities to Build Self-Esteem in Teenagers

By Greenbrier Academy / May 23, 2019

  As a parent, you spend your child’s entire upbringing trying to protect them from the harmful aspects of the outside world. As adolescence approaches, it can be confusing and difficult to watch your child become unsure of themselves. Losing confidence can be a completely normal aspect of the developmental process. As their bodies change…

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What Causes Low Self Esteem in Adolescence?

By Greenbrier Academy / May 20, 2019

It’s completely normal for adolescents to experience a lack of confidence at times. After all, this is a developmental phase that includes self exploration and exposure to new things as they begin to cultivate a new sense of identity. Low self-esteem in adolescence, however, can create lasting damage to their self perception, limiting a teen’s…

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If Your Troubled Teen Is Self Harming, Read This

By Greenbrier Academy / May 16, 2019

  Nothing can strike fear in a parent like finding out your child is engaging in self injury/self harm. If you have a troubled teen that is self harming, there are things you can do to keep them safe and help them through this difficult time. Oftentimes self harm is a cry for help and…

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Enrolling Your Troubled Teen In Therapeutic Boarding School: What to Expect

By Greenbrier Academy / May 13, 2019

  Enrolling your daughter at a therapeutic boarding school is probably one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. The thought of sending your troubled teen away to a therapeutic boarding school for girls to get closer is paradoxical, and you’ve worked hard to do your due diligence to ensure that the placement…

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5 Art Therapy Ideas for Teen Self Esteem

By Greenbrier Academy / April 22, 2019

  When your teen is struggling with low self esteem, you want to help them see their innate gifts and value. They key to boosting teen self esteem is to help them feel good about themselves through positive connection. We want to help them connect to themselves while also helping them process negative self perceptions…

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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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