I know all about parents being scared of abpts. My parents thought they were some crazy evil dog that was so aggressive that they would attack anything in sight. The hilarious thing was my parents have an 130lb american bulldog (standard type) and a 145lb presa. Now the AB and presa were really well mannered dogs but they were really weary of strangers and showed some signs of HA towards them. But they were just like most guardian breeds. Then they met my 30lb pit and did a total 180 on the breed. They now realized they werent this giant monster of a dog the media led them to believe. They were in shock when they found out she was a full grown apbt
. But yeah I had to wait till i moved out to get my dog. So it may take some time before you change their mind.