When a pregnancy test comes back positive, one of the first questions we’re often asked is, “How will I tell my parents?” It doesn’t matter how you tell them, just tell them! The sooner you do, the better.
While many parents of teens will be disappointed and even initially respond in anger, most parents will love their child through any situation. It is usually best to be straight-forward with your parents and tell them at a time when you can sit and talk it through together. In other words, when you are leaving for school in the morning is probably not the best time to break the news.
Be honest, but gentle. It’s probably going to come as a shock to your parents, so they may need some time to process before you can expect them to discuss things with you sensibly. Ask them if they need some time to themselves or if they would prefer to talk about it now.
Facing a difficult situation directly shows that you are taking responsibility for your actions. It also reduces the amount of time you spend dwelling on how you assume your parents will react, which only cause you unneeded stress. Be sure to answer any questions they may have, being open and honest about everything.
Your parents are also welcome to meet with us here at Clarity Pregnancy Services if they would like to talk to a third party. Or if you would like one of our Client Advocates to be with you when you tell them, that is an option too. We are here to help in any way we can.
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