How To Tell Mom And Dad

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Worried - March 21

I'm 17, and pregnant. My boyfriend and I are trying to figure out how in the world to tell our parents. Both of us are really close with our parents and this is going to be tough. Tell the four of them together, or our parents seperately... or a step beyond that - one at a time? Letters? My mom once told me if I did this, she'd kick me out... and trust me, that's something that would ruin me forever. I mean, I graduated H.S when I was 15... I just started my second year of college this semester and plan to finish... I have an awesome job and so does my boyfriend... but just not ready to get kicked out yet. Anyone whos has to tell their parents... or if you are a parent and have some suggestions??? Please get back to me soon, I plan to tell within the next few days.

 

Julia - March 21

You need to tell each set....they will be okay. It might take them a few days , but it seems you have you head on straight and have goals. So just slow down and it will be fine. Good Luck and God Bless. Julia

 

Grandpa Viv - March 21

How about "Mom, are you looking forward to having grandchildren visit when you and Dad retire?" Then there's the card "Congratulations, you're going to be a grandparent!" You'll figure it out and handle it just fine, don't worry.

 

Sarah - March 21

Owch, this can be hard no matter what age you guys are. Please dont be afraid, because in the end, this is your life, and you need to look after your new family. Parents may be shocked and at times, a little dissapointed, but you say you are both close to your parents, I am sure they will give you the support you need. Dont take to heart what they have said previously, ie your mums comment, as they have not been faced with this scenario before. The best thing to do is plan for the worst and hope for the best, I am sure you both will be fine. Good Luck with your new family! :-)

 

Worried - March 22

I mean how many of you out there got kicked out? I just don't know what to expect and how to prepare for the worst... its not all that easy.

 

Grandpa Viv - March 22

I have read fifty "my parents will kick me out" posts and not one "my parents have kicked me out". The most important job each of us has in life is to see that our genes get in to the next generation, and into the one after that. All the parents here will settle down to enjoying their grandparenting once they have adjusted their expectations to the new circ_mstances. Please mail me at [email protected] and tell me how it goes.

 

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