Hi! I'm Katie Ely.
It was 27 years ago—after years of infertility—that I discovered I was pregnant with twin boys. I excitedly started reading every best-selling parenting book I could—and was shocked. I was appalled at what I felt was really bad advice. It was permissive, indulgent, and lacked instilling virtues.
It was then that I birthed the idea of giving common-sense parenting advice. Since then, I’ve spent the past 26 years learning all I could about raising well-behaved children. I’ve collected knowledge from my experience as a teacher, mom, and researcher.
In 2019, I founded Parenting with Focus, with the mission of helping parents raise responsible, unselfish, well-mannered kids, and to warn of the dangers of too much screen time.