Jordan Peterson has been a popular topic of discussion on the internet lately. His divisive attitude to a variety of socio-political issues has made him an intriguing and often provocative figure. But it’s not just he who attracts attention when he says something provocative on the Internet. His family, especially his wife, Tammy Peterson, and daughter Mikhaila Peterson, are getting attention. His family was by his side even before he became famous. And especially his wife has known him since they were children in a small suburb.
Jordan and Tammy were eight years old when they first met. They shared a street in Fairview, Northern Alberta, a community of 2,000 people. Their lives were intertwined from the start in more ways than one. They went to the same high school and his father was one of her elementary school teachers. They spent time together outside of school playing with her scientific equipment and playing chess, which he taught her.
Later, through their high school librarian, they discovered their passion for literature, and Tammy led him to such great works as 1984, Brave New World and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, the latter of which sparked a lifelong fascination for him. . in the Soviets and communism. He saw parallels in how he and her side of the family talked about politics and went to prom together as they got older. Despite this, Jordan and Tammy were not a couple.
They were largely excellent friends until high school when they drifted apart. He studied political science and English literature at Grande Prairie Regional College before moving to the University of Alberta to complete his BA in 1982. He received his BA in Psychology from the University of Alberta in 1984. A year later, he traveled to Montreal to complete his degree. doctorate in clinical psychology.
Tammy studied exercise science at the University of Ottawa all along. Jordan saw Jane Siberry perform at McGill in 1987. The artist reminded him a lot of Tammy. So he asked her to Thanksgiving in Montreal. She agreed and soon after they moved in. It took her three proposals to say yes, and they married in 1989. He then received his Ph.D. in 1991.
“If I don’t marry Jordan, I don’t know what he will do with his life,” Tammy said of her choice to marry Jordan in 2019. “And he will be an intriguing man.”
Jordan Peterson’s daughter Mikhaila and son Julian
Jordan and Tammy’s first child, Mikhaila Peterson, was born on January 4, 1992. Mikhail Gorbachev inspired her name. Jordan moved the Peterson family to Boston after her birth and got a job at Harvard. Julian Peterson, the couple’s second child, was born there. Mikhaila was only two years old when her health problems started. She was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when she was seven years old.
Her desperation and fear exacerbated the situation and she started taking antidepressants at the age of ten. She needed her first hip and ankle replacements when she was 17 years old. She suffered from several ailments until she embarked on a self-created elimination diet, which she says relieved most of them, including her arthritis and depression. She is now a health influencer, entrepreneur and podcast host. Julian Peterson is the least known member of the Peterson family. However, he has the business and creative talents of his father and sister. He is a software developer, entrepreneur and musician.