Elisa Cinelli

Elisa Cinelli



Child Development, Early Literacy, Positive Discipline, Heredity, Genetics


University of San Francisco


Children will thrive when we thrive in meeting their needs. To do this, we need to combine intense curiosity about the individual child with extensive developmental knowledge about children as a whole.

— Elisa Cinelli


Elisa has been writing professionally about parenting since 2017. She has contributed to POPSUGAR Family, FamilyEducation, OXO Good Tips, and more, and she has been featured on sites like Scary Mommy and Her View from Home.

She served as Managing Editor for San Francisco Bay Area Moms, a local chapter of the City Mom Collective national brand.


Elisa has a BA in Comparative Literature and is certified in positive discipline and elementary teaching.

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