Aug 17 • 1HR 3M

Amazing frameworks for raising three boys | Matt Greenberg (father of 3, fmr CTO at Reforge)

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Matt Greenberg is a product and engineering executive and was most recently the CTO at Reforge. He was previously the VP of Engineering at Credit Karma. Matt is a husband and father of three boys and one dog. In this episode we discuss:

  • Matt's father being his hero and the wisdom he gained from him

  • The work required in raising three boys

  • The decision to have a third kid

  • What to do when you get a phone call that your kid has wandered off in the neighborhood

  • An exciting home birth experience involving the fire department

  • The exponential growth of love after having kids

  • Parenting three kids and starting Reforge during the pandemic

  • Having an autistic son and getting him diagnosed

  • Assessments, IEPs, and other support for autistic kids

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In this episode, we cover:

[1:58] Matt's background

[3:53] Current life/Reforge/Engineering Leaders

[5:44] Matt's childhood

[7:03] Random funny parenting stories

[8:24] Matt's parents

[10:27] Advice from Matt's Dad

[12:44] Matt's partner and how they met

[14:00] All about Matt's kids

[14:26] Their decision to have kids

[17:37] Who is in charge of the dog

[19:16] Earliest memory of Fatherhood and a wild home birth experience

[24:15] His most surprising thing as a Dad

[27:24] Managing three kids during Covid with his partner

[31:24] Autism

[37:20] Advocacy/IEPs/supporting your Autistic child and parenting frameworks

[53:45] Where he's not always 100% aligned with his partner

[58:56] Rapid fire

Show references

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish -

The Birth Partner, by Penni Simkin -

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