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    8 ways to make your waiting room “the place to be”

    Your waiting room gives patients their first impression of your office—but is it a good one?


    Family in waiting room

    5. Child-friendly area of the room

    Create a place where kids can go so they can stop kicking my chair when I am minding my own business. It is so frustrating when their parent doesn’t stop this obnoxious behavior. Can’t really blame the kid—after all, kids get bored.They need bribes and treats, and providing those can be an easy way to make the experience much better for children, parents—and everyone else in the waiting room!

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    Lisa Newburger, LISW-S
    Lisa Newburger, a master's level social worker supervisor, helps audiences find humor in talking about tough topics. Her "in-your-face" ...


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