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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.


Nov
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reviewed No Action Needed Sleep in booster seats
Nov
3
comment 14 yo daughter broke her friendship due to Homosexuality?
Indeed, this question is both clearer and more precise than OP's earlier questions. It's a good one.
Nov
3
comment Dealing with an irresponsible 30 year old brother-in-law
Look beyond the immediate symptoms! If cycling to work is not an option, and he doesn't have reliable access to a car, then he's not equipped to work that job. He needs to look for a job that he can hold down without having to rely on other people (or bother them with).
Nov
3
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
30
comment How to inculcate concentration for 5 yr old kid?
in·cul·cate [inˈkəlˌkāt,ˈinkəlˌkāt], verb: teach (someone) an attitude, idea, or habit by persistent instruction.
Oct
30
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
28
awarded  Reversal
Oct
28
reviewed No Action Needed Baby sleep associations - how important are they?
Oct
28
reviewed Close My step daughter shook my baby
Oct
27
reviewed Edit suggested edit on My step daughter shook my baby
Oct
27
revised My step daughter shook my baby
corrected spelling - removed names
Oct
25
comment When my 4 yo has to do something he doesn't want to, he completely blocks communication with moans/cries/wails. How can I get him to respond?
@Joe, what other natural consequences are there? E.g. he'll be sent home again because he's not allowed in undressed. And he'll want to be in there? It can be hard to find or realize the natural consequences that would reinforce your goal.
Oct
24
reviewed Reviewed step daughter poured cold water on my baby's head?
Oct
24
comment Suggestions for a 5 year old girl who has trouble focusing
possible duplicate of In what ways can you help a child develop self-control and delayed or deferred gratification?
Oct
24
comment How to cover base heaters corners
I think this is an excellent solution, and I don't see a heating hazard as long as the corner guard is relatively small. You could probably cut out a useful shape from a pool noodle or similar item you already have that can be partially sacrificed.
Oct
24
revised How to cover base heaters corners
edited tags
Oct
24
comment When my 4 yo has to do something he doesn't want to, he completely blocks communication with moans/cries/wails. How can I get him to respond?
Going to kindergarten in pajamas has happened more than once in my family, too. By the time the kid shows up in the group in pajamas he definitely wants to get dressed, and it's a perfectly safe and simple way of teaching him natural consequences of his decisions.
Oct
20
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
19
comment I'm pretty sure I'm bound for the mental asylum
Welcome! Vague posts like yours (no offense!) usually don't get very useful responses here. What's your actual question? - This site works best when we can give one clear answer to one clear question. If you have several questions, post them separately.
Oct
19
comment One room for each son, or one bedroom and one play room?
@Ananyawilliams could you elaborate, please? Submit an answer (not a comment) to explain why you think this.