RE: How to tell your parents you are a Therian/otherkin
I'll be honest and direct, and I feel like a guide on this subject is quite a slippery slope. It's not too much different than sexuality and the kind of reactions one can get and there are many reasons for one to never, ever even consider telling a person about these things. Just think about the horror stories about people being disowned for being gay. Even though sexuality and therianthropy are different on a surface level, they may be more alike than one would expect as it covers the core identity of an individual and it can both lead to strong reactions from people.
If someone isn't absolutely certain their parents would react open minded about it, it could wreak more havoc than it would do good. Especially for the largest age category on this site between 12-17 I feel like they have most to lose from telling it as they're still very reliant on their parents. Also, I fail to see how parents could offer support in regard to therianthropy. I told my boyfriend with who I live together, and it helps me in many ways, but I could not imagine a way I would benefit from it by telling my parents, not ten years ago, not now.
So yeah, if someone reads this and considers telling their parents, I have one thing to say: Once the genie's out of the bottle, it can't be put back, so think it well through.
One should live their life to the best of their ability.