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.


Feb
4
comment What are some strategies for raising a bilingual child?
@Annoyed: let's discuss in the Parenting Chat room instead.
Feb
4
comment What are some strategies for raising a bilingual child?
@Annoyed: Only knowing a few words isn't bad but it's not useful either. I can teach you five words in Japanese but what good will that do for you? Learning words only makes sense if you can use them, so I believe you gain nothing if you can't (correctly!) teach whole sentences.
Feb
4
awarded  Guru
Feb
3
comment When do twins know their own names?
I would argue that name recognition may come even sooner for twins than for singletons precisely because there's another one around, and there's a conspicuous pattern about when their/mine/our name(s) get mentioned.
Feb
3
answered When do twins know their own names?
Feb
2
answered Parent's in law who can't be trusted to baby-sit want to - how do we figure this one out without hurting them?
Jan
24
comment Should we put siblings in the same kindergarten group?
Huh, fun: In my universe, kindergarten is for ages 2½-6 while preschool is just that final year before school. Go figure! :-)
Jan
23
comment Car seats at the front
Note that most car manufacturers state (in the manual) that the airbag must be deactivated if there's a car seat in the passenger seat. Some cars even have electronics to detect this and disable the airbag automatically.
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on daycare tag wiki excerpt
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on toys tag wiki excerpt
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on hygiene tag wiki excerpt
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on toys tag wiki
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on hygiene tag wiki
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on daycare tag wiki
Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on sensory tag wiki
Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on sensory tag wiki excerpt
Jan
20
comment The rules at a friend's house are a lot more lax than at mine - how do I enforce basic safety?
@balancedmama you could even give a watch or other gizmo that can store several alarms, and just set these alarms for her before she leaves home.
Jan
17
comment How can we keep our infant safe from small Lego pieces?
Reluctance: I don't want to have to put a gate in the door, or even close the door, just because one child shouldn't get too close to one kind of toy. I want the boys to have free access to safe areas in the house, and I want them to be able to play together and visit each other's rooms.
Jan
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Toddler and Reading
Jan
17
comment How can we keep our infant safe from small Lego pieces?
Thank you. Storing the Lego while not in use is not a big problem. Our challenge is to keep the little guy from eating the parts that the big guy is playing with :-)