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Hello, world!

I'm a father of one pre-schooler and one toddler. My stake in this site is to learn from you, and also to contribute as much as I can!

Based on my own childhood and parenthood, my specialties are (among others): twins, languages, and international aspects. For the record, I'm an identical twin and married to a fraternal twin. I speak 4 languages fluently and I've lived in 5 countries (Europe, Japan).

I enjoy using my experience to help others. That is why I am active at even more SE sites in the StackExchange network on topics that interest me.

valuable flair!

Outside of this site, I'm something of a Swiss army knife both professionally and in private, able to juggle a wild variety of things at once. I've worked in every kind of business that uses software. I'm also very good with tools, both IT and mechanic. Whether you need software design or assembling some IKEA furniture, I'm your man for the job. I'm generally soft-spoken but driven by clear principles.

To learn more about me, see my Google+ profile.


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comment Can we afford to have a baby?
@bjb568 I can't tell whether you're saying immunizations is crap, or whether "if you choose to" is crap. Either way, immunizations ought to be mandatory but they aren't - and some people will violently contend them, so I felt the need to be a bit softer in my answer than in this comment.
Mar
24
comment When should I stop swaddling my baby?
@sleske This is not at all about SIDS. You're confusing SIDS with plain and simple suffocation risk. Look up discussions about SIDS on this site.
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comment Preparing quality bedtime stories
As long as it takes, @myang. Some stories are really just an anecdote, so you might like to tell two of those in one evening. Some stories are extensive, and you could either simplify as needed, or split into two nights - if you manage a cliffhanger, that would certainly help getting your daughter to bed the next evening!
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comment How do I make my son listen to my discipline, not my mother-in-law?
Upvoted for the first half. Not crazy about the last.
Dec
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comment What if my kids don't want me to speak my native language?
@Ian sure German has more international value than Danish. Following that logic, I should be speaking English with them instead! This is not about international value, it's about cultural values.
Dec
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comment Where should boys aim their urine?
@Jasmine the surface is a nearly flat bowl, so there's about 3 millimeters of water, diameter maybe 10 centimeters. Hit that, and it'll definitely splash...
Dec
12
comment Where should boys aim their urine?
@Jasmine - what prevents the splash too? The shelf certainly doesn't, on the contrary. The higher elevation of the "target surface" means that more of the splashback leaves the bowl. The only way to avoid it is by sitting down.
Dec
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comment Should I monitor my child's internet usage?
Unfortunately playgrounds can (and sometimes are!) littered with glass shards and used condoms. Still, probably better than g~cx (I've heard of it and I'm not going to look!) but not a lot.
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