A SINGLE mum with four teenage boys will lead a parenting workshop in Shirley this month.
Jenny Marsh, from Four Oaks, hopes to help mums and dads realise how different the teenage world is now compared to when they were youngsters, and give them new skills to help their child through notoriously awkward years.
Jenny, aged 50, a former human resources executive, has taken her skills learnt in the boardroom, which she says work equally well in the living room, and applied them to her seminar Harmony at Home.
Jenny said: “It has been proven that teenagers think differently to how we did a generation ago.
“Whilst they may not always be as physically active, they have developed incredible multi-tasking skills which they use their energy for.
“This day is very much an interactive experience where parents talk about their concerns and we help build a support framework for them.
“It’s for everyone who aspires for the best for their teenager regardless of whether you are married or single, a mum or a dad.
“It’s about helping already good parents excel.”
The programme goes through a range of challenges surrounding the teenage years, from education and career, to the practical, emotional, social and spiritual side of teenage development, creating a strategy for parents to help deal with their child’s own unique issues.
The workshop runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday November 20 at The Village Hotel.
Tickets are £97.