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How To Tell Your Parents You're Accidentally Pregnant

Watch more How to Survive Being a Teenager videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to tell your parents that you've gotten yourself knocked up with these tips from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Rehearse Practice what you want to say beforehand. When the difficult moment comes, you don't want nerves to tie your tongue. Step 2: Pick the right time Pick a time when your parents are usually relaxed to break the news. It'll help things go more smoothly. Tip If you fear your parents' reaction, ask a trusted family friend or relative to be there. Step 3: Be direct Start by saying you have something difficult to share with them. Then be direct: Say that although it wasn't planned, you are pregnant. Give them a chance to absorb your announcement before you continue talking. Step 4: Don't get defensive Try not to become defensive or angry, no matter what they say. Remember: you've had a little time to adjust to the big news. Your parents haven't. Step 5: Listen attentively Show your maturity by listening attentively to what they have to say once they've recovered from the initial shock. Most likely they have your best interests in mind. If nothing else, they have a lot more life experience. Step 6: Ask for support Acknowledge the huge impact that this event will have on all of your lives, regardless of how you plan to handle the pregnancy. Let your parents know that no matter how surprised or disappointed they may be, you will need their support. Did You Know? The United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy and births in the industrialized world.
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