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Lianne Castelino

Mom of 3, television journalist, entrepreneur, founder whereparentstalk.com, healthcare communications

Lianne Castelino is a mom of 3, an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and founder of www.whereparentstalk.com (@parents_talk) --- her fourth child born in 2005.

A former news reporter and sportscaster @CTV, Lianne is a sports junkie, storyteller, passionate about people and telling their stories --- especially to powerful visuals.

She is also the founder of WINE, a monthly networking group for women created in 2008.

She currently works in healthcare communications.
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Justin Trudeau Proves The Power Of Positive Parenting

Mr. Trudeau: he does his own thing. His own thing seems to be rooted in seeing the glass half full, rather than half-empty. Positive parenting and positive politics must be the "new normal." With positive anything, one can be assured that empathy, compassion, integrity and kindness are not far behind. Trudeau incidentally has already displayed these traits quite openly since taking office.
03/11/2016 03:25 EST
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Justin Trudeau Proves The Power Of Positive Parenting

Mr. Trudeau: he does his own thing. His own thing seems to be rooted in seeing the glass half full, rather than half-empty. Positive parenting and positive politics must be the "new normal." With positive anything, one can be assured that empathy, compassion, integrity and kindness are not far behind. Trudeau incidentally has already displayed these traits quite openly since taking office.
03/11/2016 03:25 EST
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Porn Is Too Serious For Kids of Any Age

Why is porn not being policed on the net? Regardless of your opinion on the existence of porn in the world at large, children of any age SHOULD NOT have access to it. This is serious stuff. It deserves our undivided attention. Especially because kids, by and large, learn much by modelling behaviour they see.
05/27/2013 02:06 EDT
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How Do You Deal With Nightmare Sports Parents?

When adults display an overt need to WIN vicariously through their children no matter what the circumstances, something must be said. They are fashioning children who will likely do the same. Great -- a whole new generation of cheaters awaits.
05/24/2013 12:14 EDT
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Parenting Isn't a Competition

If we celebrate each others' successes rather than use them as a lightning rod for competition, our kids may actually understand the idea that what you have is really not important at the end of the day. What is important is who you are and how each of us treats each other.
05/24/2013 05:30 EDT

Those Competitive Juices Are Flowing

The more experiences I accumulate (code for: "the older I get"!), the more this concept is evidenced to me. The concept? There are primarily two types of people in the world -- those who compete with...
04/30/2013 02:26 EDT
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Motherhood Over 40: Stories Of Midlife Mothers

Very few of us 'midlife mothers' simply became pregnant or easily adopted a child. Nearly all of us employed huge amounts of money, time and energy to get here. And we're often coming into this new journey during times of enormous personal (hormonal) changes.
04/10/2013 08:51 EDT
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The Root of Canada's Obesity Problem

Let's face it -- prior to entering the world of solid foods, most first-time parents are likely hanging on, eating whatever is in sight for their own dinner. The transition from eating as a couple to eating as a family is a HUGE leap and one not to be taken lightly.
03/10/2013 10:52 EDT
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What Every Parent Must Know: the Facts of Lice

That dreaded note comes home from school. Your child has head lice. First, you have to know what to look for. Whether you use natural or pesticide-based lice shampoo, olive or coconut oil, the key to getting rid of lice is in the physical removal of the lice and nits. Follow this step-by-step guide.
01/23/2013 07:53 EST
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How to Keep Children Healthy Over the Holidays

At the best of times, it can be hard to make sure kids are eating balanced meals with the right amounts of fruits and vegetables. It can be that much harder over the holidays when schedules are ignored and another lavish feast seems to always be right around the corner. Here are some great tips to get your kitchen on track.
12/07/2012 12:19 EST
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10 Tips For Throwing Stress-Free Birthdays

From the simple days of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey to lavish car-racing and princess "spa" themes, kids' birthday parties have become fodder for reality television. Perhaps because of these tough economic times, or a desire to trim the excess, parents seem to be reverting back to the homespun birthday parties of our youth.
10/23/2012 08:10 EDT