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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.

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May
18
comment At what age should a child be introduced to the Television?
In this TED talk a language researcher determines that "talking heads on a screen" have practically zero impact on children's language learning (I think she said 2% as compared to 100% of a real person).
May
18
comment What are the (dis)advantages of putting a child in a nursery or pre-school even when one parent is at home?
Wow, I've hear good things about that method! Wish you all the best!
May
18
comment What are the (dis)advantages of putting a child in a nursery or pre-school even when one parent is at home?
Literally dropping a child? No, that's not the right thing to do ;-) Children are fragile with many small bits. They can be difficult to glue together again if they break. (Sorry for this joke, but I felt I had to comment on the literal. Just for fun!)
May
18
comment Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea?
+1 for not negotiating rules, and for the idea of performing services.
May
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can an older brother fill the parenting void of an absent father?
May
18
revised Are signs of early puberty in a primary-school aged child a cause for concern?
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May
18
revised How can an older brother fill the parenting void of an absent father?
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May
17
revised Is this excess phlegm and throat clearing a sign of lactose intolerance?
Fixed typos.
May
17
comment Is there any scientific evidence in favor of co-sleeping with children?
Rory, your answer misses the point. Javid was asking for scientific evidence in favor, and you provided none. Sorry, but I have to -1 that even though I agree with what you're saying.
May
17
comment Is there any scientific evidence in favor of co-sleeping with children?
I agree with nearly all of your answer, except that my personal opinion on "well-rested parents" is that I'm a lot more rested when I don't hear all the inconsequential movements and sounds. Having my son in the next room (with the doors open) adds just enough "noise-reduction" filter so that I do hear and react to anything that's more than inconsequential. Between that, I sleep better. But maybe it's just me.
May
17
comment Why does my infant wake crying the instant we put him in his bed?
@Tom, my wife told me the gyro thing; she's a physiotherapist with a special focus on the balance organ of the ear... I could send you her thesis but it's in German ;) I have no idea where to find public information in English. Sorry!
May
17
revised My child has chickenpox, am I infectious?
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May
17
revised Why does my infant wake crying the instant we put him in his bed?
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May
17
answered Why does my infant wake crying the instant we put him in his bed?
May
16
revised Can warm air humidifiers be bad for a child's cough?
Fixed link.
May
16
comment How should a stepfather respond to “You are not my Father!”?
This does not answer the question, Bill. Did you mean, this is what the asker should say to his stepson? How is that going to help? Not clear.
May
14
comment How to calm a toddler before bedtime?
I personally think that 17 minutes is too long. I'd fear that it feels like a very lonely eternity, which is not constructive and could be harmful. At least start each evening with short intervals and make them successively longer.
May
14
comment How do you address hoarding behavior in a primary-schooler?
I agree that sounds like significant changes. Good call, Bill!
May
14
answered What are general causes of clumsiness in toddlers?
May
13
comment Why does my son behave better when he's alone with one parent than with both?
Admirable! I want to do the same in my family.