Sharing the News of Your Child’s Diagnosis
There is no right or wrong way. However, friends, relatives and work colleagues will naturally be concerned and will want to provide support, encouragement and comfort. Your news will probably spread quickly, even if you only tell a few people. This can lead to misinformation and harmful gossip if you do not share clear facts.
You are likely to be reeling from the diagnosis. Repeating the news to many different people can be particularly painful. For some parents however, it can be cathartic. The news slowly sinks in as family and friends offer much needed love, encouragement and help you focus on hope.