Danielle Aldcorn, columnist for the Richmond News, is the recipient of the 2013 British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors' Communication Award for her column Family Function.
Have you ever felt the need to change the way you look to please those around you?
During my five years of high school, I have taken 39 classes.
The Richmond News Youth Writing Contest invited students in Grades 8-12 to write a 400600-word newspaper article in the style of Danielle Aldcorn's Family Function column (pictured). The entries were judged by Aldcorn and the News' editor Eve Edmonds.
The results are in for the Richmond News Youth Writing Contest.
My family moved to Steveston when I was six years old.
"It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit." - Noël Coward
My husband played professional football with a guy who was famous for his one-line locker room wisdoms. The two that I remember were, "You can't save 'em" and "Give 'em what they need, not what they want."
I've spent decades dehydrated. I didn't know I was so severely parched until I started hydrating properly.
If there was, we could have songs playing around us that reflect our moods, motivate us, and make everything more fun.
I recently visited a country where it seemed like the people had no manners. After cleaning up someone else's garbage so I could sit down at the airport and getting smacked in the face by a door that someone didn't hold open, I started to wonder if I was just expecting too much.
Do you ever lash out at a person who doesn't deserve it? Overreact to minor incidents? Cry over everything?
I have a birthday coming up. I don't feel that old, but when I was a teenager, the people who were the age that I am now seemed really old.
Have you ever wondered why some people carry their childhood trauma into adulthood and some people find a way to leave the pain in the past?
I recently watched a documentary on CBC's The Doc Zone called Sext up KIDS that might be of interest to parents.
I was getting my haircut today and my hairdresser mentioned he has so many clients lately who complain about being unhappy. He was telling me he doesn't understand why they don't just change their situation and be happier.
I recently read a book I think everyone should read.
As I sit basking in the glow of my artificial sunlamp, it dawns on me that there are only three weekends left before Christmas.
The Editor, -- Re: "Relax, defuse hostility," News Nov. 4.