The illusive self-esteem

Something that many people struggle with is their self-esteem, for daughters of alcoholics the illusive self-esteem seems impossible to have. Most of the time the focus has been on the drinker, not yourself. Or at least you’ve focused on the drinker, their consequences and actions and not how you feel about yourself. Identifying your own

Life as a child of an alcoholic

Living with an alcoholic – child of an alcoholics perspective The house is busy with students in the kitchen, Dad isn’t around and Mum is busy cooking dinner. My sister is in her room and I’m just wondering about, not feeling settled and that’s how I usually feel.  Life as  a child of an alcoholic

Your Self-Esteem is Your Responsiblity

Dove are launching a series of six animated films, you can read more about their launch here.  The series is about raising self-esteem and body confidence. Whilst it’s focused at the younger generation, this is so relevant to people of all ages. Your self-esteem is your responsibility, act now! There seems to be a big

Is Children’s Self Worth Based on Social Media Likes?

Karren Brady raises a good point in this article about children’s self-worth being based on social media “likes”. Going down the social media rabbit hole A lot of us care about what others think of us, but putting a numeric measure on the need to be accepted is dangerous for our children. The best thing we

How Can Music Affect Our Confidence and Self-Esteem?

It may not come as a surprise that music is good for the soul. It’s great for self-expression and if we invest in music in terms of performance, whether that’s using our voice or another instrument it can affect our self-confidence and how we feel about ourselves. Not to mention the excitement that the anticipation of a