This episode I chat with recent father, and author of the popular philosophy newsletter Salmon Theory, Rob Estreitinho. Rob describes his inner journey grappling with trauma which has helped him turn his life around and create a nurturing environment for his daughter.
He is a deep thinker, a lover of finding things that feel counterintuitive and in this episode offers some great perspectives to re-frame many of the hardest parts of parenting.
In this conversation we cover:
What makes you, you
How philosophy can teach you so much about life and planning
The importance of maxims
The theory of your inner child and how you treat it
Small ’t’ trauma
Don’t ask your baby why he/she is doing this to you, just be there for them—and it’ll make you feel better too
Changing a diaper is a surprisingly great time to connect with your child.
We also discuss Dr Gabor Maté, the Good Enough Parent book and the Montessori approach.
I hope you enjoy this chat with Rob…