Torben Gundtofte-Bruun

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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.

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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.


Apr
28
answered Is the Rosetta software a good tool for teaching a toddler foreign languages?
Apr
28
comment Is it cruel to deny laughing gas for a teen getting a tooth filled?
I understand. I'll remove my downvote if you edit your post to add a useful answer :-)
Apr
28
comment What books are in your parenting reference library?
@nGinius, I've created this question instead: What elements make a parenting book good?
Apr
28
asked What elements make a parenting book good?
Apr
28
comment Is it cruel to deny laughing gas for a teen getting a tooth filled?
I don't see an answer to the question here. This could have been a comment instead (if you had enough rep at the time to comment).
Apr
28
comment What age-appropriate sports allow the whole family to participate?
Geocaching: there are apps available for almost every smartphone too.
Apr
27
answered Is it cruel to deny laughing gas for a teen getting a tooth filled?
Apr
27
comment How do you teach a child religious views?
Sorry, I didn't mean to link it to religion, and I agree with your reply. I was simply responding on I don't believe anyone should force any child to do anything, they don't wish to. I should have included that quote.
Apr
27
comment How do you teach a child religious views?
Would you also not force your child to brush his teeth, or wash his hands after using the bathroom, if he doesn't want to?
Apr
27
comment Are premature babies more likely to be irritable and impatient?
+1 I don't see any connection between birth week and liveliness. My son is a whirlwind of action, and has been since he could walk. He was born on time.
Apr
27
comment Is it harmful to a child's social development to tell them “don't talk to strangers”?
+1 for the "unless a grown-up is with you" that isn't in my answer.
Apr
26
answered Is it harmful to a child's social development to tell them “don't talk to strangers”?
Apr
26
awarded  Scholar
Apr
26
accepted How can I brush my toddlers' teeth when he won't let me?
Apr
26
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
25
comment What are some strategies for raising a bilingual child?
@luis, my point is to avoid what I've seen; e.g. Austrians who haven't learnt English well and mispronounce the sounds and words, knowing that they can't speak well or even in complete and meaningful sentences, they still try to teach their kids single words ("dog", "cat"). I don't think that's helpful at all. If a parent's language skill are "near-native" then by all means go ahead!!
Apr
25
comment Should I clean my newborn's umbilical cord stump or leave it be?
Good points to consider. I wasn't aware that talc is a carcinogen.
Apr
24
answered Should I clean my newborn's umbilical cord stump or leave it be?
Apr
22
comment How do you you encourage siblings to share their toys?
+1 for the use of a very evident tool, the timer -- and for "not sharing, but taking turns".
Apr
22
comment How do I get my overachiever to accept her mistakes and live up to her abilities?
Interesting story. But where's your answer to the question?