Posted November 21, 2018 05:53:20 Kanna Sainath of Kana San of the Kanna spa in Melbourne, south of Melbourne, is a proud mother and proud mum.
She is the proud owner of the famous ‘Kanna spa’, a former karaoke bar.
“My mother used to come here every week, and my sister used to get drunk,” she said.
“I used to go there every night, but I had to stay home because I didn’t like it.”
The other girls used to have parties, and there were loads of girls who were going to karaosho, so I’d just stay home and watch.
“But one day, I was on the phone to my mum and she said, ‘I’m going to have to tell you this’.”
Ms Sainathan’s daughter has since gone into the business, and the mother-of-two says the experience has helped her to overcome her drug problems.
“It’s given me the strength to talk about my issues, so that I can be more open about it, because I feel ashamed to be a drug user,” she told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“Now, I don’t get so much attention from the people around me, but the karaos are just so much more fun.”
Ms Sanna says she has seen a shift in her daughter’s self-esteem, and hopes her story inspires other parents.
“She’s become much more aware of what she needs to do in order to be OK, and I think that has been a big change in her,” she explained.
“We need to talk to her about it a lot more.”
Sometimes when I’m in a bad place, she’ll just start crying, and she’ll start crying because she doesn’t know what to do, and it’s really hard to tell her what to say.
“Ms San has also seen the positive effects her experience has had on her daughter.”
That’s really important because I don: ‘Well, I’m not good enough.
I’m too selfish.’
So I think the kanna has really helped me see that my daughter is okay, and her issues aren’t as bad,” she added.
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