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bio website torben.g-b.dk/+
location Austria
age 40
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen 8 hours ago

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.


Oct
5
reviewed Reviewed 1st grader acting up at school
Oct
5
reviewed Reviewed How much should you buy for your child to keep up with their peers?
Oct
5
reviewed No Action Needed Selective mutism- helping a little girl feel comfortable in my esl class?
Oct
5
reviewed No Action Needed Selective mutism- helping a little girl feel comfortable in my esl class?
Oct
5
reviewed No Action Needed When to start teaching reading
Oct
5
reviewed Close Is one entitled to give parenting advice when they've never had kids?
Oct
5
reviewed Close Dangers for children that adults might reasonably ignore themselves
Oct
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How much should you buy for your child to keep up with their peers?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
28
comment My wife wants another baby but we are already grandparents! Help!
You just say "help" but what is your actual question to us that you want us to answer?
Sep
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
24
reviewed No Action Needed Does gluten pass through into breast milk?
Sep
24
reviewed Reviewed What's wrong with Dr Seuss?
Sep
24
reviewed Close How does a woman prepare her body before becoming pregnant?
Sep
24
comment Is it safe to blow on a baby's face?
I like how you still managed to get a joking pout into your answer though. Your original use of knottage made me laugh but I have to say Joe has a point if your answer is intended to be serious.
Sep
23
comment How can I teach my 5yo son to respect authority?
@BBM are you describing your son, or mine??! Eerie.
Sep
22
answered Is it safe to blow on a baby's face?
Sep
21
comment How can I teach my 5yo son to respect authority?
I haven't accepted this (or any) answer yet because I don't feel ready to accept the reality it would imply. I awarded a bounty instead because this answer is extremely helpful in determining the root cause of the situation.
Sep
21
comment How can we discipline our toddler?
Update, three years later: Timeouts don't work except in very specific circumstances (see my comment to this answer). It's pretty much as @BBM describes: mostly ineffective and tiring.