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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PTSD and Your Teenage Daughter. Finding Healing

By Greenbrier Academy / March 15, 2017

  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a more common problem among children and teenagers than most of us want to believe. PTSD is a mental health condition that occurs as a result of a trauma that was either life threatening, led to serious or potential injury, or caused intense horror, fear or helplessness.

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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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Internet Addiction and Online Promiscuity and Teenage Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / March 2, 2017

  A CNN study called #Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens, involving 200 teens and their social media pages, is an eye-opening study on how today’s digital age is affecting our children. The study revealed that some teens check their social media pages as much as 100 times a day- sometimes more.

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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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Are Your Daughter’s Grades Slipping? How to Encourage Her Education

By Greenbrier Academy / February 16, 2017

Your daughter’s education is a vital first step toward her success in life. Academic health helps with self esteem and also shows dedication, commitment and the ability to follow through. A big part of high school life is learning to balance studies with extracurricular activities, interests and a social life. But what if your daughter’s…

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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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Rescue Them, Rescue Yourself: The Many Health Benefits of Animal Rescue

By Greenbrier Academy / February 3, 2017

Each year, thousands of pets can be found in animal shelters across the country. With the help of your daughter, Greenbrier Academy continues to make a significant dent in that number. Our boarding school offers a canine rescue program, a tangible practice of altruism and a lifesaving gift for pets that have been abandoned by their previous…

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Can Drum Therapy Cure Mental Illness?

By Greenbrier Academy / January 28, 2017

  The use of drums in our lives is nothing new. Excavations of Mesopotamian sites have revealed that drums existed as early as 6,000 BC. Throughout the years, drums have been used for creating music, for rituals, and for ceremonies. Older cultures also used drumming for therapeutic purposes. While many individuals have claimed over the…

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