Motivating another person is a challenge for every parent, manager, teacher, coach or leader. Where do you go when your considered request is met with apathy? Or worse? How do you motivate the un-motivated?
Last year I published '7 Online Psychologists to Follow in 2017' and it has been the most visited page on Potential Psychology in the past 12 months.
This year I've expanded the list. We have more psychologists on a greater range of digital platforms. Psychologists are now podcasters, vloggers, bloggers, digital course creators, social media mavens, authors and publishers. Their goal in every endeavour? To help you to overcome everyday challenges, thrive and flourish.
Last week was Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week.
Did you know that:
· 14 percent of new mums and 10 percent of new dads are diagnosed with postnatal depression each year?
· 10 percent of mums-to-be and five percent of dads-to-be are diagnosed with antenatal depression.
· And an even greater number are believed to struggle with significant parenting related anxiety.
These numbers are BIG - but they don't worry me.
Last weekend I read a thought provoking story about a mum and her attack by online trolls. It was a surprising story because the trolls were teenage boys, behaving pretty badly. But that wasn't what alarmed me.
What alarmed me was the response of other mums commenting on the story. They were not unkind. They were not outraged. They were not distressed.
They were scared.