Has Your Daughter Shut You Out? How to Start Healthy Conversations

By Greenbrier Academy / October 29, 2018

  Teenage years are a time for identity development. It’s normal and healthy for adolescent youth to start exploring their individuality. As they go through adolescence, they struggle with hormones, growing up and figuring out who they are and where they belong in the world. They might push you away, but, according to Psychology Today,…

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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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Has Your Daughter Become Distant? How to Start Healthy Conversations

By Greenbrier Academy / July 12, 2017

  Teenagers are known for being distant. As they go through adolescence, they struggle with hormones, growing up and figuring out who they are and where they belong in the world. They might push you away, but, according to Psychology Today, they actually still need you as a role model and need the boundaries you…

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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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7 Damaging Words you Should Never Say to Your Teenager

By Greenbrier Academy / February 26, 2017

Adolescence is a time of independence. It’s a time when your teenager breaks free of her childhood and may begin to resist your influence in her life. Regardless of the behavior she is currently displaying, your daughter needs your support, encouragement and guidance. According to Psychology Today, parents influence their teens through instruction, by example,…

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