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You can decide who you would like in the conference and whether your child should be there. You need to be able to concentrate on the information the doctor is giving you. If you have a young child, it may be best to arrange to have the meeting without your child. A family member or friend may help by staying with your child while you're in the conference. Older children may want to be included in the conference, depending on how they are feeling, or they can be present for only part of the meeting so you feel you can easily ask the doctors everything you want to when the child is not present. There is no one best answer for every family. You know yourself and your child best and may want to talk about this decision with a social worker, nurse, psychologist or supportive other person who knows you and your family.