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Providing pediatric palliative care can be intimidating even to people who have been working in palliative care for many years. They may feel they do not have the knowledge or emotional capability to provide this care or wonder what to say to a parent whose child is seriously ill. In addition, children come in all different sizes and developmental stages; they are not just little adults (Levine et al., 2013). A clinician may ask, “So how do I communicate with the family as a whole?” These are common concerns and ones that palliative care clinicians have the skills and abilities to address.