Several years ago, I made one of those foolish Dad choices. Despite my wife’s better judgment, I let my six- and seven-year-old sons watch Men in Black. What I thought would be a cool evening of fighting aliens turned into one of those nights ending with two kids afraid of going to sleep under a wife’s “I told you so” glare.

Miraculously, I stumbled onto a solution when my elder son came into our bedroom around midnight saying he kept waking up scared because he was afraid a giant bugman would get him. In the moment, a solution arose. I told...

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    David Loveland and Jim Wasserman are currently teachers at The Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, Texas. Dave has taught for several years in both California and Texas and is currently a middle school history teacher for social studies. Jim has taught for more than twenty years in Texas and currently teaches Upper (High) School history, government, speech, and media literacy.