The resilience it takes to raise 3 special needs kids as a stay-at-home parent

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The challenges of being a stay-at-home parent are real. There are many rewards but it's a job that is 24/7 and at times very demanding.

For Dale Allen Berg, being a stay-at-home dad to three active young children under the age of 6, is enough to make anyone run away in fear. On top of the regular chores he does at home: cooking, cleaning, driving for last-minute items, appointments, programs - his three children: Liam, and twins Ethan and Madison all have special needs that require a lot of medical and occupational assistance. In addition, Dale is also living with his own serious health issues. He has said that people call his life a rollercoaster, that he’s been flung from the most exciting highs to the scariest of lows. As a former concert producer and executive chef, these high-pressure jobs may have prepared him for his life now. But it’s still a lot to handle. Dale's resilience comes from sharing his daily experiences on a blog and prior to the pandemic he spoke to groups to share his life story and lessons learned.

I spoke with Dale from his home in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia. To learn more about Dale Allen Berg visit daleallenberg.com, or find him on socials @daleallenberg. To learn more about RESILIENT PEOPLE visit www.resilientpeople.ca or on socials @resilientpeopleca.

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