If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and worried about telling your parents, that’s understandable. You might be worried about how they will react or if they will judge you.
These fears are understandable, but the only way to overcome them is by telling your parents. Once you get it over with, you’ll feel a lot better.
Wondering where to begin? Read on to learn strategies that can help you tell your parents. Or, if you want to talk with someone in person about your situation, contact Bright Hope Pregnancy Support Centers to connect with one of our caring team members. All appointments and resources are free and confidential.
Practice What You Want to Say
Thinking about what you want to say and how you’ll say it can help you feel prepared and give you the confidence to tell your parents.
It’s important to consider what information you want to include. Are you just going to tell them you’re pregnant? Or do you also want to tell them what pregnancy options you’re considering? (Parenting, adoption, or abortion are your three options, but knowing all you can about each choice is essential before deciding.)
Decide When and Where to Tell Them
When deciding where to tell your parents, you’ll want to choose a place where you feel most comfortable. For example, would you rather tell them in a private place, such as your home? Or do you feel more at ease in public, like at a restaurant?
If you’re worried about your safety, consider telling them in a public place, bringing a friend or relative for support, or calling them on the phone.
Deciding when to tell your parents is also important. Try to schedule a time when your family isn’t busy so they can give you all their attention. For example, the weekend might be best to avoid the bustle of work and school schedules.
Telling your parents can feel intimidating, but you’re not alone.
At Bright Hope Pregnancy Support Centers, we’re here for you. We offer free pregnancy resources and a caring team who will listen to your questions and provide information in a non-judgmental, caring space. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment.