My name is Ellen Anton, and there
are some things that you should know about me. I’m 57
years old. I’m also a mother and a grandmother.
According to my children, I’m a “mean mother,” at least
according to a framed poem they gave me many years ago.
I took it (and still do) as a great compliment. I’m
assuming that’s how they meant it. However, it wouldn’t
be the first time I was wrong.
Speaking of being wrong, you
should know that I have been divorced. If, at some
point, we discuss the effects of divorce on parents and
children, you’ll understand that I have experienced this
Finally, you should know that my
only expertise that is relevant to this website is that
I have reared two children successfully. By
“successfully,” I mean that both they and I not
only survived the experience, but seem to have
prospered. I am not a child development expert, nor am
I a psychologist or mental health professional of any
kind. I am a certified school teacher, but most
of my education experience came as a student, not as a
You can contact me if you wish at