Are You Daughter’s Friends the Problem?

By Greenbrier Academy / July 24, 2017

  Adolescence is a time of change. Your daughter is testing her boundaries, learning what she can and cannot do, and finding out exactly who she is. However, she may not be doing this alone. As she grows older, she may seek out different friends than those she had when she was younger, and those…

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Teen Grief Relief – 7 Ways to Help

By Greenbrier Academy / June 24, 2017

A teenage girl sits beside a hospital bed, holding the hand of her dying grandfather. Tears roll down her cheeks; she knows the end is near, yet doesn’t want to acknowledge it. After 13 days in hospice, her grandfather takes his last breath, and her world is shattered. Grief overwhelms her, envelopes her. She’s having…

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Is Your Daughter Just Angry or Are You Raising an Angry Teen?

By Greenbrier Academy / June 7, 2017

Adolescence can be a tough and confusing time for teens. They often feel trapped between their childhood and becoming an adult. It’s a time of exploration. They’re beginning to develop more serious relationships with others, learning to drive and making decisions about what they want to do with the rest of their life. At the…

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What to Do When Your Teen Threatens to Run Away

By Greenbrier Academy / May 7, 2017

According to the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), between 1.6 and 2.8 million teens run away from home every year. Over the past ten years, NRS has been receiving more and more calls from runaway youths, with an increasing number living on the streets. In fact, the number of teens living on the streets has increased…

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Teens and Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

By Greenbrier Academy / April 2, 2017

By the age of 12, many pre-teens have their first cell phone. While most parents hope their teen is responsible with this technology, not all of them are. In fact, between two and seven percent of children under the age of 17 admitted in a report by the Pew Research Center to sexting. In reality, this…

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Your Teenager: Three Mental Illnesses That Stem From Anxiety

By Greenbrier Academy / March 21, 2017

Approximately 25.1 percent of children between the age of 13 and 18 have an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH.) Unfortunately, not all of these teenagers are getting the help they need. According to a 2015 report by the Child Mind Institute, 80 percent of youth with a diagnosable (and…

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Three Trauma Points Your Teenage Daughter May Be Suffering From

By Greenbrier Academy / March 19, 2017

  As a parent you may think you can help your daughter overcome certain moments of her life with a long conversation and hug. There are certain trauma points that hit much harder than others and can leave a lasting mark. At Greenbrier Academy, we have seen that many mental health issues stem from past relational experiences with…

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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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Early Warning Signs of Teenage Drug Use

By Greenbrier Academy / March 7, 2017

  The teenage years can be a time of testing, a time when your daughter discovers who she is and what she wants from life. Most often, these changes in behavior and attitude are beneficial and, after a few years of testing the boundaries, they arrive on the other side of the teenage years more independent, assertive, confident,…

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5 Benefits of a Therapeutic Boarding School

By Greenbrier Academy / February 23, 2017

While a traditional boarding school is often an ideal solution for students who need to be challenged academically or need structure to keep them on track, Greenbrier Academy’s therapeutic boarding school provides additional benefits. Greenbrier Academy for Girls is a residential facility created to provide help for troubled teens. Like traditional boarding schools, we provide housing and academics,…

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