FILM UNFILTERED – ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ celebrates 40 years

HHHHH Forty years ago, my father picked me up from school and we drove to Showcase Cinemas in Seekonk, Mass., to see the hotly anticipated sequel to “Star Wars,” “The Empire Strikes Back.” We waited... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING – Advice for homeschooling during COVID-19

Q: Our 9-year-old has just learned he is not going back to school on schedule in the fall. Instead, he will be doing distance learning by computer and home instruction. We had to do this for the last... more

TRADITIONAL PARENTING – ‘Keep calm and carry on’

Vital to a child’s sense of well-being are parents who act competent to provide adequate provision and protection under any and all circumstances. I often refer to that obligation as “acting like a... more