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.

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 Is my 15-month old drinking too much fluids?
That sounds very thirsty. If you're also looking for other fluids for the sake of variety or to direct him away from other choices, consider watered-down fruit teas as well (but no black tea), they mostly taste pleasant and contain no sugars, coffeine, etc.
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comment Is my 15-month old drinking too much fluids?
Bingo :-) thank you!
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comment How do you establish good sleeping habits after dealing with colic?
I'd like to expand on Richard's comment to say that it's important to not leave the child alone for long. A handful of minutes works well in my experience, but I've heard horrible stories of hours-long isolation causing psychological trauma. Unfortunately I have no reference or data on how long is acceptable though.
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comment How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
+1 for a comprehensive answer with very good lists. I agree that not all of it applies to infants'/toddlers' early steps, but the symptoms are good to know in any case.
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comment Is my 15-month old drinking too much fluids?
please add references when you make a claim like soy phytoestrogens may promote certain types of cancer in order for your statement to be verifiable and credible.
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comment How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
+1 for a very well-written answer!
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answered How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
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comment How does one formally educate a gifted child without wrecking childhood?
+1 for keeping learning fun!
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comment How do I reduce the time my child spends playing computer games?
Sorry I guess I didn't express myself well. I was addressing your comment about kids under the age of 10 should have a computer in their room - how can you avoid that when they need a laptop for school work? Perhaps that is not a situation you're facing (yet). Personally, I was allowed my own computer in my room at around age 16, and while being very useful, it was also a tool for lesser purposes... and that's 20 years ago, without the Internet.
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answered How do you wash a toddler's hands in a public restroom?
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comment How do I reduce the time my child spends playing computer games?
Off-topic (better on superuser.com), but I'm curious: what's the name of the built-in software in a Mac?
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comment How can I explain why it is important to make new friends?
+1 for pointing out that just one friend at a time is fine; that wasn't evident from previous answers.
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