Convert side menu to a list view


I have a side menu where users can navigate to certain parts of the app. The menu is an abstract view, and it’s children compose most of the app. I would like to move this from being a side menu to an ion-list and make it the default view for my users

The problem I am having is that the former children of the side menu now don’t have back arrows. How can links to a view where the new view has a back arrow to the parent?