4 Ways International Service Can Help With Academic Success

By Greenbrier Academy / February 18, 2019

  “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” If your daughter is suffering from mental health problems like anxiety, depression, or emotional trauma, you’ve no doubt noticed a significant effect on her life and her interactions with family members and friends. Mental health problems can have serious…

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Anxiety and Depression in Teen Girls: How to Preserve Her Future

By Greenbrier Academy / February 7, 2019

  At our therapeutic college preparatory boarding school, students are surrounded by mentors and peers who’re dedicated to helping them heal their depression and anxiety symptoms. Teen depression and/or anxiety can be a result of having lost “meaning” to their lives. We’ve found that certain activities can infuse meaning into the lives of the girls…

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Signs of Use, Abuse and Addiction in Your Teenager

By Greenbrier Academy / January 10, 2019

As a parent, you want to believe the best of your child. However, if you’ve noticed some changes in your daughter’s behavior, attitude, physical appearance or social group, you may wonder if you should be concerned. This is perfectly normal, and this concern could, in fact, save your daughter’s life. Physical, emotional, behavioral and social…

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Support your daughter to transform from an angry teenager into a compassionate student leader.

By Greenbrier Academy / December 6, 2018

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, and sometimes that means testing boundaries. They’re beginning to develop more serious relationships with others, learning to drive and making decisions about what they want to do with the…

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4 Things to Never Say to Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / December 3, 2018

  Insecurity is the feeling that you’re simply not good enough. This type of low self-confidence can be a crippling and painful experience for a teenager- and an awful one for a parent to witness. Have you ever felt helpless in this kind of situation? Insecurities can drive teens to make wrong choices in life,…

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5 Art Therapy Benefits for Troubled Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / November 30, 2018

Among the many activities at our boarding school for girls, the therapeutic arts program is always a favorite among students. We offer several different types of classes, including drawing, painting, digital arts and ceramics. These courses, while enjoyable, are part of a well rounded curriculum at a boarding school for girls. In fact, the arts…

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Are Your Teen’s Friends the Problem? How To Know What’s Going On Without Causing a Fight.

By Greenbrier Academy / November 26, 2018

  Adolescence is a time of change. Your teenage daughter is testing her boundaries, learning what she can and cannot do, and finding out who she is. However, she isn’t doing this without peer influence. As she grows older, she may seek out different friends than those she had when she was younger, and those…

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3 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Teen Daughter’s Life on Track Through a Divorce

By Greenbrier Academy / November 21, 2018

  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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Healing the Family While Your Teen is Away at Therapeutic Boarding School

By Greenbrier Academy / October 11, 2018

  Troubled teens often wreak havoc on the world around them, in addition to their own inner selves. While most often unintentional, teens with anger issues, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues and academic problems often take focus away from other individuals in the family. Relationships between spouses can suffer. Siblings can feel left…

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Six Unthought of Ways to Help Fund Your Daughter’s Therapeutic Boarding School Tuition

By Greenbrier Academy / October 24, 2017

Navigating the therapeutic world can be a daunting task where the choices seem endless and may leave you wondering how you will ever decide which program is right for your daughter and your family. Trying to figure out how to pay for a program can be even harder, and may encourage some families to delay…

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