Recognizing and Overcoming Child of Alcoholic Parent Syndrome

Did you know that 10% of individuals grow up in a home with an alcoholic parent or caretaker? Recognizing the signs of child of alcoholic parent syndrome has the potential to change your life.

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Episode 018 | MAY 30, 2019


On this week’s episode of You Time™, Callie Miller of Change of Air and I dive into what it means to be an ACoA and how you can actively work to unlearn behaviors commonly associated with being raised in a home with alcoholics.

Whether or not you grew up in a home with alcoholic parents or caretakers, this episode is packed with hard-hitting insights around people-pleasing behavior. Hear Callie’s story of strength and courage as she recognized that, in fact, her needs do matter and how she began to learn to ask for what she wants and needs in life.

Topics covered

When did you realize your parents were alcoholics? | 3:52

What does ACoA stand for? | 10:52

The first sign that something was up with Callie | 11:48

What happens when you start setting boundaries in your life | 16:40

How Callie navigated her personal relationships as she set boundaries | 18:48

A lack of worth and how it affects our lives | 25:35

What happens when we don’t get what we want/need | 35:55

The limiting beliefs we hold and how they affect us | 42:38

What transformational self-care means to Callie | 50:14

The parts of self-care she still struggles with | 53:44


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