BuzzFeed’s “How Privileged Are You?” quiz exposed to Pauline Gaines the blind spots in her understanding of privilege. She also discovered the ominous limitations of such a test.
A therapist and a social worker do everything they can to help change a troubled boy’s fate, recognizing that in the end, the responsibility is upon Reggie alone to create a hopeful future for himself.
Working mom Pauline Gaines is outraged by Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer’s order to send all employees into the office instead of continuing their work-from-home arrangements.
Pauline Gaines insists that we need to let go of the fantasy that our professional athletes can be superheroes. The fate of our children depends upon it.
Part of loving a person with a psychiatric disorder, writes Pauline Gaines, is acknowledging that the disorder is real.
Pauline Gaines wonders what makes some commenters feel they have the right to rip a blogger into teeny-tiny pieces.
After months at a therapeutic boarding school, Pauline Gaines’ son has recognizably changed.
For Pauline Gaines, the thought of her son having an eating disorder represents something bigger.
Pauline Gaines offers perspective about divorce, family therapy, and boarding schools for the troubled.
There’s more than one divide between Pauline Gaines and her son, and she’s trying to get them both to disappear.
In Part 3 of the story of Luca’s Walkabout, a mom and her sixteen-year-old son come to terms with just how much damage has already been done.
Pauline’s son Luca is in the midst of a ‘walkabout’, desperately trying to make sense of a world gone awry. A reunion only adds to his confusion.
At the end of her rope, Pauline Gaines sent her troubled son to a wilderness camp, hoping that he would find his way out of his downward spiral.