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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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reviewed Close Dealing with an irresponsible 30 year old brother-in-law
Nov
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reviewed Close My 22mo son stuck a pinto bean up his nose. How should it be extracted?
Nov
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reviewed Reviewed TV shows for toddlers that don't teach bad gender and race dynamics
Nov
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reviewed Reviewed Custodial arrangements in co-parenting: frequency of transfers from one parent to the other
Nov
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reviewed No Action Needed TV shows for toddlers that don't teach bad gender and race dynamics
Nov
3
comment Sleep in booster seats
Try turning the C-shaped pillow around? So that there's nothing in the neck. Some pillows don't stay in place like that but some do!
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
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awarded  Nice Question
Oct
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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
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awarded  Notable Question
Oct
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awarded  Reversal
Oct
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reviewed No Action Needed Baby sleep associations - how important are they?
Oct
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reviewed Close My step daughter shook my baby
Oct
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reviewed Edit My step daughter shook my baby
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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?