Do you consider your child’s health care provider the expert who has all of the decision-making power when it comes to handling medical needs? If so, it may be time to give up that notion. You, as a parent, are a crucial part of your child’s health care team. If the word “team” conjures up visions of sports, think of what happens during a game. While each player is uniquely talented and knowledgeable, all work together for a common goal.