MDI Form, ZOrder of Componets vrs MDIchild forms

I have a app where I would like a component on the MDI Main form set
with alClient. The problem is that when I create MDIchild forms they are

displayed behind the component. I can use SendToBack on the component
but then it hides the component completely from view. Anyone know how I
can just have the MDIchild forms display over the component and still
have the component visible should you minimize the child forms?

        Mark T.