How do I explain to my parents that I am a Furry

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I really don't know what to do because my parents are very against anyhting that is diffrent. Can I have some suggestions on how to talk to my mother about me being a furry.

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As far as being furry, please follow this link:

http://forums.anthrocon.org/faq/minors

Please read ALL of this FAQ, including the links.  The simple summation is to say furry is a hobby, not a lifestyle. 

 

EDIT: comment on a secondary aspect of the original post removed.

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To avoid problems with parents, read this FAQ and all its internal links before discussing Furry with your parents:

http://forums.anthrocon.org/faq/minors

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I'll address the furry part since that's actually relevant to this board.

Charlie already pointed you to links and links of lots of discussions. I heartily recommend reading ALL of it.

But the short is simple. What's so traumatic about telling someone you watch cartoons? What's so scandalous about drawing cartoony art? What's so shocking about collecting cartoon art?

If you tell your parents you have a hobby, that's one thing. Telling them exactly what it is removes the mystique you're imbuing into it.

If you tell your parents you "ARE" something, that can set off an alarm for a parent. They expect you to have interests, but changing your identity is another thing entirely. If you want to set them up for a panic, tell them you "ARE" something rather than explain about a hobby. I never panicked any member of my family, not even after showing photos from AC.

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MOST AC ATTENDEES DO NOT WEAR A FURSUIT OR ANY FORM OF COSTUME.

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