Troubled teens

Juvenile boot camps vs. Therapeutic Boarding School: Which to Choose

By Greenbrier Academy / February 9, 2018

Your daughter is one of the most important people in your life. As a parent, when you you notice negative changes in her behavior, you have a small window of opportunity to help turn things around for her. Maybe you’ve researched different options and it’s come down to a few choices that you’re thinking about.…

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3 Ways Music Helps Ease Anxiety

By Greenbrier Academy / January 30, 2018

Does your daughter suffer from high levels of anxiety? Medication and talk therapy may help, but there are other therapies that can lower anxiety levels, including music. According to the National Library of Medicine, simply listening to five or more minutes of uninterrupted music helps reduce psychobiological responses to stress. In a study involving two…

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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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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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5 Healthy Ways to Engage Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / December 2, 2017

Adolescence can be hard on teenagers, but just as difficult on parents as well. You may not know what to say to capture her attention or how to act when she pushes the boundaries. Some parents have more to deal with than others, too. Troubled teens suffering from anxiety, PTSD, depression, or trauma often react…

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5 Signs Your Teen’s Therapist Isn’t Working for Her

By Greenbrier Academy / November 29, 2017

As a parent, you only want what’s best for your child. When you see them hurting, rebelling or suffering from past trauma, your first steps may be to get them help through a professional therapist near your home. In some cases, being able to talk things out with someone new can help. The therapist may…

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Fast Track to Healing: Therapeutic Boarding School in Only Four Months

By Greenbrier Academy / November 20, 2017

In most cases, students who attend our boarding school for girls stay for at least a year or even longer. However, this may not be the ideal situation for all students. Because of this, we’ve created a Semester Forward Program. This unique option lets girls take advantage of our powerful therapeutics without committing to a…

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4 Benefits of Limiting Internet Usage at our Therapeutic Boarding School

By Greenbrier Academy / November 4, 2017

Reducing Internet Usage at Our Therapeutic Boarding School Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6 It’s easy to let kids spend all of their time on the internet, browsing social media, snapchatting with friends and complete strangers. The not-so-easy…

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Just Acting Up or A Cry For Help? 5 Signs to Look For

By Greenbrier Academy / July 10, 2017

  Parents of troubled teens often brush off their daughter’s actions and say, “She’s just spreading her wings.” When teenagers reach adolescence, it is true that they go through a rebellious phase where they try to figure out who they are, where they fit in in the world and what their life will be like.…

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