How to Help Your Defiant Teenage Daughter

By Greenbrier Academy / April 9, 2019

  Teenage defiance and rebellion can be common characteristics associated with adolescent development, but that doesn’t make raising a teenager any easier. During this transformative time, your teenager is becoming more of an individual. You’re bound to have disagreements throughout the maturation process. At what point, however, should you be concerned for your teen and…

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Parenting a Troubled Teen: Practice Self Compassion

By Greenbrier Academy / April 4, 2019

We are all taught from a young age of how important it is to show each other compassion, but self-compassion is not always taught. If you are parenting a troubled teenager and need help, remember there are some things you can do internally to take care of yourself during this stressful time. As a therapeutic…

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Best Therapeutic Activities for Youth

By Greenbrier Academy / March 26, 2019

Understandably, teen mental health has taken a negative turn over the years. With social media, negative peer pressure, and high expectations to perform and conform, the real world is bombarding our youth’s mental health and they’re struggling to cope. The rate of youth experiencing a mental health condition continues to rise. The rate of youth with…

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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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Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders: Help for Teen Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / February 4, 2019

  When your teen daughter’s eating habits suddenly change, it’s easy to say, “It’s just a phase.” When teenagers reach adolescence, it is true that they go through different phases where they figure out who they are, where they fit in in the world and what their life will be like. It IS normal for…

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How Yoga and Meditation Help Teen Girls with Anxiety

By Greenbrier Academy / January 17, 2019

  Anxiety symptoms can wreak havoc on a teen girl’s social, academic, physical, and emotional life. According to past studies, about 32% of teens have an anxiety disorder, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, agoraphobia, and panic disorder. Whether she’s recovering from a traumatic event, struggling with negative self talk, or coping in an environment where she doesn’t…

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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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Teens Who Self Harm- 5 Signs You Need Help

By Greenbrier Academy / December 27, 2018

  When your teen is self harming, the constant monitoring and unpredictability of her behavior can be debilitating to your life. Sure, all teens will go through ups and downs in their adolescence. When do you ask for help? Quick question: Does your self harming teen daughter have any of the following behaviors? Eating patterns…

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Beyond the Holiday Blues: 5 Self Help Activities for Teen Depression

By Greenbrier Academy / December 24, 2018

  Sometimes it’s not just the holiday blues. If your depressed teen is struggling more than usual through this time of year, know that there are things that they can do to combat symptoms of teen depression. At our boarding school for girls, we offer many activities students can do themselves to better deal with…

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7 Ways to Help a Grieving Teenager

By Greenbrier Academy / December 17, 2018

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 entire being, enveloping her…

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