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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Serving Her Community: 5 Mental Health Benefits for Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / June 2, 2017

At Greenbrier Academy for Girls, we offer students multiple opportunities throughout the year to express the virtues they’ve learned through Aspirations through service to others. Girls are able to participate in many different projects, including Food for Children, Habitat for Humanity, local animal shelters and Walk for Breast Cancer. Aside from local service, students at our…

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5 Signs of Sexual Abuse to Look for in Teenage Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / April 19, 2017

  As a parent, you don’t ever want to imagine that someone is hurting your daughter. Unfortunately, statistics show that it is all too common. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) approximately 25 percent of girls and 16 percent of boys will experience sexual abuse prior to the age of 18. As unsettling…

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Teen Mental Health: What are Coexisting Disorders?

By Greenbrier Academy / April 13, 2017

In teens, a coexisting disorder occurs when they are affected by both a mental disorder and a chemical dependency. So, what does that mean for your family? 

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Your Teen and Anxiety: Does a Diagnosis Mean Forever?

By Greenbrier Academy / March 12, 2017

Approximately one in every five teens throughout the US has been diagnosed with some type of psychiatric disorder. Anxiety and panic disorders are among the most common. In fact, about 25.1 percent of teens will experience an anxiety disorder between the ages of 13 and 18. If your daughter is suffering from an anxiety disorder,…

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Your Teen Daughter: 5 Behavior Signs You Shouldn’t be Ignoring

By Greenbrier Academy / March 10, 2017

  “She’s just being a teenager. You remember those days. Hormones raging. Trying to figure out where you belong. It will pass.” How many times have you said this sentence or any part of it? While parenting a teenager is not an easy thing to do, and there are indeed certain aspects you can chalk…

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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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Self-Harm: What Every Parent Should Know

By Greenbrier Academy / January 5, 2017

For many parents, the concept of self-harm is strange and confusing.  You may feel helpless and anxious about the fact that your daughter is engaging in this behavior. Estimates show that approximately one in every 200 teens between the ages of 13 and 19 cut themselves on a regular basis. This isn’t the only type…

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