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27/12/2012 at 15:05
02/01/2013 at 17:21
Hi Isabella, my little sister was in a similar situation 13 year ago. Her and her partner went together to speak to mum and dad - they had made plans for the baby and were very organised and knew what they wanted. Although my parents were not happy, it was because they thought she was too young, not with her parnter for long enough and realistically she wasn't the most reliable person in the world. Anyway mum and dad's anger soon faded and my sister turned out to be one of the best mother's I've ever seen - she was a natural. Her and her partner were married 2 yrs later and I now have 2 very well turned out nieces. Now the kids are older my sister is concentrating on her career and training to become a teacher....so you can have it all with hard work!
My advice would be know what you want to say - make a list! Don't let them talk over you and make sure that they know you're an adult and that you intend to stand up to your resposibilities. If it gets heated don't raise your voice and don't walk out...it's the perfect opportunity to show them how mature you are.
Most importantly of all..... CONGRATULATIONS!!!
04/01/2013 at 19:02
06/01/2013 at 08:37
That's great news - congratulations
28/05/2013 at 21:48
I'm in the exact same boat, I'm 19 years old and around 7 week pregnant, my parents are very protective over me and lots of stuff has gone on the past year or so, so now they worry more than ever and still think I'm their little child.. So telling them is a huge Issue! Scared is an understatement.. Any advice?
28/05/2013 at 22:09
Hello Hun I'm 19 and my partner is 26. We live together and been together two years and I'm nearly 16 weeks pregnant. So kinda know how you feel to be Honest how they see it as I have been told is there baby is having a baby but they will be happy for you have you got your scan soon ? Xx
29/05/2013 at 09:59
Congratulations ladies. Whatever age you are you are always gonna be your parents 'little girl' & telling them you're moving out, getting married or having babys of your own is always going to be a part of them having to admit you're growing up & getting more independant. I was 29 when I got married & conceived my 1st, my sister was 20, both of us got exactly the same responses, cautions, advice from our parents.
At the end of the day they will worry, becoming a family is a big commitment & change to make to your life, but they are your parents & they will be thrilled to see their children having children of their own, they will warm to the role of grand-parents (having children to cuddle & spoil that they can then hand back). There is no right nor wrong time for it to happen.
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