Signs of Use, Abuse and Addiction in Your Teenager

By Greenbrier Academy / October 6, 2017

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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Serving Her Community: 5 Mental Health Benefits for Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / August 25, 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 Self-Help Activities Your Teen Can do to Better Deal With Depression

By Greenbrier Academy / August 4, 2017

  At our boarding school, we offer many activities students can do themselves to better deal with depression. This includes physical activities, art and drumming. We’ve found that certain self-help activities can make an impact on the lives of the girls who attend Greenbrier, especially those dealing with mental health issues like depression and anxiety.…

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How Does Art Promote Mental Health?

By Greenbrier Academy / July 26, 2017

Among the many activities on our boarding school campus, the arts are perhaps the favorites of our students. We offer several different types of classes, including drawing, painting, digital arts and ceramics. These courses, while enjoyable, are more than just fun. In fact, they can be extremely therapeutic for your daughter.

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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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Yoga and Your Teen: Balancing Mind and Body to Fight Depression

By Greenbrier Academy / July 4, 2017

  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 3 millions teens between the ages of 12 and 17 have a major depressive episode at least once. While there are several different methods used today to treat depression, like journaling, individual therapy, group therapy and medication, yoga has been found to be very beneficial…

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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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Your Words Have Power: 4 Things to Never Say to Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / June 9, 2017

  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, especially if you feel helpless in the situation. Insecurities can drive teens to make wrong choices in life, cause a…

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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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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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