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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
26
comment When do kids usually stop believing in Santa Claus?
You're not answering the question ("when?"). You could expand your "sooner than later" into something that could be an answer.
May
25
revised Should we freeze some breastmilk for later use even if there's no excess supply?
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May
25
comment Should we freeze some breastmilk for later use even if there's no excess supply?
Did you mix up the degrees? Deep freezer should be -18 C or colder, not 0 C.
May
25
comment Is there software that helps teach pre-schoolers to recognize letters?
What a nice idea. Now, how to convince my wife that it's actually a good idea to encourage my toddler to bash on her keyboard...? :-)
May
25
revised Should schools instruct parents how to behave on the school run?
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May
25
answered Should schools instruct parents how to behave on the school run?
May
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do you feed a picky eater?
May
24
answered Should we freeze some breastmilk for later use even if there's no excess supply?
May
24
revised How do we teach a pre-schooler about money and shopping?
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May
24
revised Is starting a small fire a good way to the explain dangers of flammability?
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May
24
revised Why does my child squirm so much while bottle feeding?
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May
24
comment Are modern cloth diapers really cost efficient compared to disposible diapers?
Not an answer because I have no personal experience, but Trent writes: "Cloth Diapering: Does It Save Enough Money To Be Worth The Extra Effort?" and "Cloth Diapering: A Real-World Analysis". Hint: he says it saves $100/year.
May
24
revised Should we freeze some breastmilk for later use even if there's no excess supply?
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May
24
comment How do I explain regional differences in language?
There are other groups of languages that are also similar-yet-different. The German group of German/Austrian/Swiss German; the Scandinavian group of Danish/Swedish/Norwegian. Or even (less helpful to a U.S. 4yo) Japanese that uses many Chinese kanji characters that sometimes have different meaning but same reading (pronunciation), and sometimes different reading but same meaning. I think US/UK/AU/NZ English is closer than all of these though, so it's no wonder that it's difficult to learn, and probably also hard to teach!
May
24
comment How do I explain regional differences in language?
+1 for the idea of having a world map. I grew up with a huge world map on the wall, and I'm providing the same to my son. I believe it's important to understand that you're just a small part of something much much bigger.
May
23
comment How do I explain regional differences in language?
Saved; deleted; ask me in chat. I left a few comments that I think are objective.
May
23
comment How do I explain regional differences in language?
@everybody, I will continue to delete comments as long as you're just using them to bicker. Please everyone, contribute your thoughts in separate answers. Demonstrate your good parenting skills by showing tolerance and respect toward each other. Remember the FAQ says be nice.
May
23
comment How do I explain regional differences in language?
@everybody, I've said this before, so I'll be a bit less polite today: Please do not use comments for long back-and-forth sessions; this is a Q&A site, not a chat. If you don't have access to the parenting chat from work, then chat from home. If you feel the need to declare your perspective in detail, do so in your own answer. I have saved the comments. If anyone is interested, ask me in the chat!
May
23
comment Is starting a small fire a good way to the explain dangers of flammability?
Clever to point out details while at the store. Some people feel it's safer to never store dangerous materials "under the sink" but always "top shelf".
May
23
comment How do I explain regional differences in language?
did you look in English.SE too? I imagine this must've been asked there already.