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Lianne Castelino

Mom of 3, television journalist, entrepreneur, founder, healthcare communications

Lianne Castelino is a mom of 3, an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and founder of (@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.

Teach Kids The Values London Victim Christine Archibald Lived By

These are all important principles that children need to be exposed to from a young age, that should come automatically as they get older, because it is part of the fibre of their being. That's because their parents - who are their first, most important and life-long teachers - have taught them these important lessons.
06/06/2017 01:23 EDT
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What To Keep In Mind When Working From Home With Kids

Maybe I was in an ultra-serious head space when I first saw the video of Robert Kelly's children enter the backdrop of their father's live interview with the BBC. I didn't laugh. I didn't see an ounce of humour in it, frankly. All I could think about was how horrified he must have felt, though he did an incredible job masking it.
03/14/2017 03:32 EDT
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Who Is Ultimately Responsible For Rude Behaviour?

Calling out rudeness, a lack of etiquette or a complete absence of compassion or empathy in public should never have to happen -- but it MUST. The recent examples that made the headlines -- of a woman allegedly sitting on the feet of a passenger whose feet dangled over an empty seat on public transit -- is a case in point.
02/28/2017 10:20 EST
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PK Subban Is Misunderstood (And That's A Good Thing)

Let's call it what it is -- young, black hockey players are few and far between in the National Hockey League. Rising to the top of his position in his short NHL career is also fairly unique. His parents immigrated from Jamaica to Sudbury, and PK did spend some of his childhood growing up in Northwestern Ontario. A minority there too, undoubtedly. He is one of three brothers playing in the NHL. Pretty unique as well. Subban is unabashedly different, and he owns it. That's worth admiring and emulating.
06/30/2016 11:51 EDT

What Is Our Role In The Orlando Nightclub Massacre?

Should parents just stop trying to explain such inexplicable behaviour to children? Most adults don't understand it, how in the world can we be expected to explain it to our children. Is ignoring these types of utterly incomprehensible acts a better course of action to preserve the 'childhood innocence' that appears increasingly to be fleeting?
06/14/2016 04:09 EDT
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What Parents And Children Can Learn From Muhammad Ali

His unwavering principle is something to marvel at. Principle supported by action. He didn't just talk the talk (which in itself he was highly-skilled it and evidenced in a litany of piercing quotes). He backed it up with action -- which was usually followed by some degree of conviction and courage -- cause being your own man is usually a road riddled with potholes, even in the best of times.
06/06/2016 05:30 EDT

Goodwill's Closing Reflects Reality For People With Disabilities

The media spotlight has long dimmed on the recent unraveling of Goodwill. But the realities remain. In their own way, each embody a range of significant issues that most of us take for granted. One of them concerns the health, wellness and livelihood of people with disabilities -- many of whom formed Goodwill's very own staff.
04/05/2016 02:38 EDT
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The Challenge Of Taking A Stand

How courageous do you suspect those victims had to be to come forward? How much time, thought and fortitude do you think they needed to even decide to take a stand, advocate for themselves -- in the face of all forms of painful, targeted, mostly harsh scrutiny and judgment from a variety of sources. IT TAKES COURAGE.
03/28/2016 09:18 EDT
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Why Adam LaRoche's Daddy Day Care Went Too Far

Having been inside many baseball dressing rooms over the years as a sports reporter, and inside the players-only areas of many other sports arenas and venues as a member of the media, I can tell you, this is a private area for the members of that team and should be left as such. That's their domain, their space and should be treated that way. And that includes bringing your kids to work.
03/21/2016 02:27 EDT