Yes, you need to be prepared for them to be angry, hurt and disappointed — they have a right to be. However, they will be your biggest support, so you need to trust them. In addition, you need to see your family physician as soon as possible. Your physician, along with your parents, can help you explore your options.
You also need to stay in school. The various districts will have different programs for girls in your situation. We urge you not to just focus on your immediate circumstance but to see the importance of your education to your future.
Jeannie and Sally are certified school counselors with 49 years combined educational experience. Jeannie has two children, Sally three. The responses presented don’t necessarily represent the views of any certain school district. Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.