How would you tell your parents you're a furry?

Walk up to them and simply say "I'm a furry" from out of nowhere.
Give subtle hints that you leave on purpose (or on accident XD).
Have them catch you doing something furry-ish (watch furry youtubes, drawing, etc.)
Have a conversation that eventually leads up to furries, then tell them you're one.
Slowly ascend furry things on them (go to a store, buy something furry-ish, then proceed to other more obvious things).
Ask for something furry related (Maybe asking if you can go to a con...?).
Surprise them with something like your sona
Have the school find out, then your friend bringing it up near them (if they're curious enough they'll ask you about it)
Bring it up during family diner.
Simply don't tell them

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(poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« on: December 12, 2017, 11:32:16 pm »
How would you tell your parents you're a furry? If I haven't listed it up above, please vote other and then say why and what you did  :blush-fox:
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Re: (poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 01:51:06 pm »
I chose "simple hints" and "not tell them". I usually draw anthro characters on SAI on my tablet, both of which my dad agreed to pay for. I also do mascoting which is definitely furry-ish! But they have a very negative stigma surrounding the word furry.
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Re: (poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 02:33:00 pm »
I just said "i draw animals get me art tablet for my day of birth pls" back in 2015
they don't care about my hobbies just as long as I'm not doing anything bad for myself
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Re: (poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 02:37:48 pm »
Actually I just told my mum that I like that fandom and she was okay with that. I mean not on the start, cuz I explained her badly what this fandom is and she thought that I am pervert. I found a polish website about furries and I showed it her. THEN she was okay with that. She liked my drawings I was making from time to time, but now I dont show her my drawings anymore, cuz I am just embarrased of them. Now she doesnt really care what I am doing, she only wants to see my drawings from time to time (usually when she catches me while drawing).
My teacher actually asked me about it, too. I explained it the same, now she thinks that I am perverted... I dont know how to talk with people :?
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Re: (poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 03:21:21 pm »
I voted not to tell them, and I am going to explain why. The key word about this post is WOULD, not DID.
I say this because I have already made my mistake and have been made wiser by it. As if I was coming out, (which I still haven't done yet) I talked to to my mother and tried to tell her what I felt. As open of a lady as she was, she immediately asked me if that was the creepy thing from CSI. I told her no, there's plenty of innocence about it, but the normal populations preconceived notions are too strong on the subject. I ended up telling her that I was just confused and I'd stop this just to get her off my back.
 my point in saying this is that the risks are far too great for the minuscule chance of reward you would get by telling them. Unless you're intense, probably too intense for highschooler, about this, it's a part of your life, not part of who you are. The necessity of telling your parents is completely negated by the overwhelming likelihood of them blocking you out of the fandom entirely .
 My belief is that the best way the situation can go is for you to keep it secret , and go completely public in college. You can find your social group there, people except and cherish you for who you are, and your parents can only find out about it once you start up your YouTube channel. (And you know you will.) Alternatively, they can find out because your crap at hiding it, which can go either badly or well depending on what kind of sites you been visiting. Either way, telling them directly is usually a bad idea. Take my word for it.

Also note ; I was incredibly basic back then. I no longer am, but I can recognize how normal I was. You don't need to comment about it.

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Re: (poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 06:13:06 pm »
My parents sadly think that all furries are pedophiles, so i can't bring it up around them  :sad-fox:
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Re: (poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2017, 06:28:53 pm »
“Hey mom and dad check out this thing I like it’s called the furry fandom”
My parents are entirely used to me being into weird stuff and I also don’t see why anyone should bother to hide it or “come out”, its a hobby. The exception being if you know your parents dislike furries.
And there’s no reason to tell your parents, either.
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Re: (poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 08:42:22 pm »
I think my parents already know since my brother likes to scream to them that I'm a furry, but honestly I chose tell them out of nowhere and have them "catch me" because I'm pretty sure they wouldnt care.
Though I think they think my plushie obsession is a bit childish ^^"
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Re: (poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2017, 11:53:00 pm »
"Hey mom, dad! I found this cool thing online with people who have animal characters and wear animal costumes!" Is pretty much what I did, I've always been into that stuff and they just thought it was cool I found more people like me ^^ even after bringing up the sexual side which even though my parents didn't care wasn't exactly the smartest thing to do on my part :'D
Its just a fun hobby, nothing more nothing less. Even though at that time I thought it was like otherkin before I discovered the term its still pretty much how I treated it and my family actually bought me supplies for making fursuits and other furry stuff afterwards ^^
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Re: (poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 05:47:19 pm »
I haven't actually told my parents, mostly because I'm an adult now and it's none of sir buisness tbh. I'll probably tell them eventually when I start going to conventions other than FE or get a suit
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Re: (poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2017, 06:30:51 pm »
I never used the word furry, but I'm pretty sure they figured it out when my fursuit came in the mail LOL
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Re: (poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2017, 01:04:44 am »
I just told them, and they didn't care, my dad thought it was neat and my mom sometimes helps me design fursonas/characters (she is really artistic). They even put up with me constantly talking about furry stuff.  :fox-:P:   
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Re: (poll) How would you tell your parents you're a furry?
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2017, 12:16:02 am »
i chose the conversation one because my mom just found out today because i was talking about FT and she said "you're a furry?" and i laughed so hard because she already knew  :lol-fox:
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