Ask Collage – How Do I Tell My Parents I’m Pregnant?
How Do I Tell My Parents I’m Pregnant?
Hi. I’m Jolie and I’m an advocate here at Collage. One of the questions I get is from gals who want tips for how to tell their parents that they’re pregnant.
So, I walk through HOW. I ask them, how are they going to tell their parents? Are they going to tell them with a partner? Alone? Or in a letter?
Also think through WHEN you’re going to tell them. You don’t want to tell your parents when they’re rushing off to work and you’re rushing off to school. You want to have uninterrupted time to sit down and talk if you tell them in person. So think through the timing because that’s important.
Also, WHERE are you going to tell them…in the kitchen? in the Living Room? or like at a siblings house? I know one gal shared that her older sister already knew the news and so she had everybody over for supper and that was helpful because it was supportive for her and encouraging for her. So, just think through all those details and prepare for what you’re going to say.
You also want to prepare yourself for their reaction. They might get upset. But remember that you had time to process the information as well so give them time. Give them the freedom to have time to process that information. And a lot of times the gals have better relationships with their parents after wards because of the way they worked through this news.