• Positive Parenting

    Mused after watching the fawns below playing in my backyard.


    Ever yell or criticize your child for not completing a task?  Research shows that as parents, if we focus on using our children’s strengths that it can overcome some of our “negativity bias” which makes the child more productive.  By focusing on your child’s strengths (defined by something your child does well, happily, and often) they are less stressed, better at handling friendship issues and get better grades.


    Focusing on strengths does not mean ignoring problems or lavishing excessive praise.  It shows them how to use what they are good at to work on what they’re not so good at.  An example is to challenge the naturally competitive athletic child to “win” at finishing homework.



    (Did You Know?   Try asking what strengths do our children see in themselves?)



    How to start?  Simply notice one strength in your child each week and have a conversation together about it.  When challenges arise, shift out of the fix-it mode and into the strength focus.


    -Dr. Lea Waters, psychology professor, University of Melbourne.




    I recently tried Kroger’s answer to meal delivery kits like Blue Apron and HelloFresh.  It was Athena’s Lemon Chicken Sauté.  It took 30 minutes to prepare, was 410 calories with 42 grams of protein, and was delicious.  Kroger has a variety of kits that cost $18 and feeds two.  Worth a try.




    Cellfina, www.cellfina.com, is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least three years.  The best candidate has dimpling that is not caused by loose skin.  The benefits are a long-lasting, single, in-office treatment that usually takes under an hour.  No general anesthesia is needed and downtime is limited in most cases to the day of treatment.  96% of patients were satisfied after two years.  The cost normally is $4,000-$6,000 but the introductory price is $3,000 for a limited time.  Call 513-793-5772 for a complimentary consultation or more information.


    Vollure is the newest filler for fine wrinkles.  It doesn’t project as much as Juvederm but is smoother and lasts up to 18 months.  Volbella is a lip filler that DOES NOT exaggerate the lips but improves wrinkles and creases in the lips and the skin just above the lips.  Studies show it lasts for about a year.  Come in and see what it has done for Diane, Crystal and Dianna.  Voluma augments the cheeks and lifts some of the lower tissues.  The pictures below are of Volbella for lip enhancement.


    Kybella is an injected solution that melts the fat under your chin.


    Microblading is a technique of applying permanent makeup to your eyebrows with individual strokes simulating individual  hairs.


    Collagen Induction Therapy or microneedling reduces facial pigmentation and improves wrinkles.


    Sclerotherapy improves spider veins in your legs.


    Massages most Thursdays here in the office.




    June, July and August special is a package of three Micropeels for $235.  Micropeels individually are $98 and a package of three is normally $265.  Limit one package at the special price per patient.


    Healthy living,


    Peter McKenna, M.D.




    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center . 10577 Montgomery Road . Cincinnati . OH . 45242


    A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998







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