This can be even more difficult when the issue you want or need to raise concerns your son or daughter, as you will want to protect them.
All my friends have ‘normal' children and I couldn't see how my friends would want me and my daughter to be a part of their lives. We just wouldn't fit.
Some parents have told Mencap that talking about their child's disability made them worry that they would be rejected by their friends, or that their family would not support them as a result. This is a natural concern, but most parents find that their family and friends are actually very supportive of them and their child.
I was so relieved when I started telling my friends about my son. They have supported me in the difficult times and been a part of my family's happy times.