I think many people with a chronic illness would prefer not to have their chronic illness, simply because it's high maintenance.
You can only whine for so long. Then you need to get your life back.
Children take in more information than we'd like to believe.
Were I to put myself on... one of those online dating things, I would not include in my profile that I'm regularly hospitalized for psychosis. But I do know that when I get really bad, there is a place for me to go where I will feel better.
My relationships with both my mother and father are good. We spent several difficult years hashing over the problems and the past, and worked out a fairly solid middle ground. I wouldn't say my relationship with either of them - they're no longer together - is exactly typical, but that would be difficult after all we went through.
You can't teach an ear, you can't teach talent, but you can teach people who have those things not to just fly by the seat of their pants.