DEDICATED TO HELPING PARENTS TRAIN UP THEIR CHILDREN IN THE WAY THEY SHOULD GO, SO WHEN THEY ARE OLD, THEY WON'T DEPART FROM IT. 

 

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Hi! I'm Katie Ely. It was 27 years ago 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. I remember thinking, “Wow. If parents follow this advice, we’re going to have a population of selfish, irresponsible, disrespectful people who have no self-control. (Did I nail it or what?)

It was then that I birthed the idea of writing a practical parenting book based on biblical principles. 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, researcher, and mom. As a teacher, I learned that training was the key to good behavior. As a researcher, I learned that training wires the brain so the behavior will be performed unconsciously or with very little effort. As a mom, I learned that training works!

My boys are all grown up now, and in my humble opinion, they have turned out awesome. They are kind, courteous, responsible, hard-working—and they love their mom!

My passion is to help Christian parents raise up a godly generation—a generation who is virtuous, loving, and follows the ways of God.

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Want your children to be obedient, kind, and respectful? Then train their heart. The goal is to get our kids to be good and virtuous, not because we threaten them with punishment, but because they know in their heart it’s the right thing to do.

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Want your kids to be happy? Then train them to be thankful. It’s often said thankfulness is the secret to contentment. When people focus on what they do have instead of what they don’t have,..

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Learn how to get your children to clean their rooms and help around the house with Rubric Rules: A Cleaning System for Kids.A

“ Train up a child in the way he should go, 

and when he is old he will not depart from it."

Proverbs 22:6​

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