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.

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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.


May
12
comment How can I help a preschooler who refuses to sleep?
Thoughtful, thank you. I think there are several ideas we can try out! As for day/night, we emphasize every evening when it gets dark, and he still has a Gro Clock that we used a lot when he was younger, now it's basically his night light. Rearranging his bed is also an idea, but we'll "interview" him and see if we discover anything.
May
12
comment How can I help a preschooler who refuses to sleep?
Good questions @Valkyrie! Let me add to my post above.
May
12
revised How can I help a preschooler who refuses to sleep?
Link to same same old, same old.
May
12
revised How can I help a preschooler who refuses to sleep?
Link to same same old, same old.
May
12
asked How can I help a preschooler who refuses to sleep?
May
12
awarded  Custodian
May
12
reviewed Leave Open My 2 year old doesnt want to sleep through. drinks 5-7 bottles per night
May
12
comment My 2 year old doesnt want to sleep through. drinks 5-7 bottles per night
This is not about sleep problems - a two-year-old drinking SEVEN bottles of milk indicates other root causes.
May
12
reviewed No Action Needed What can I do to baby-proof my home entertainment system?
May
8
comment Adult social media etiquette
It would subjectively feel a lot more creepy to many if the friend request was from another kid's dad. Your reaction to that should guide your decision on the mother.
May
6
awarded  Popular Question
May
6
comment Arguments for/against same birthday for siblings?
@RamchandraApte: Fellow twin here :):) and I'd like to say that twins have a deep feeling of sameness that regular siblings don't have.
Apr
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does my daughter smile and start to laugh at me when I am noticeably really angry at her?
Apr
23
comment Why does my daughter smile and start to laugh at me when I am noticeably really angry at her?
It's fine to post two separate answers if they really are separate - like in your case :-)
Apr
23
comment Should I make my child respond to me in my language?
"Diglossing" is an interesting concept. I didn't know it had a name. With my family, we often even "trigloss" but we keep that among us adults. Just as you point out(!) our focus is on content, regardless of what language the most suitable word happens to be in.
Apr
23
comment What if my kids don't want me to speak my native language?
@mxyzplk: We actually welcome all questions that are reasonably precise even when the asker isn't facing that particular problem at the time. The reality doesn't prevent good questions from getting good answers. The answers below also prove this.
Apr
16
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
16
comment Four year old does not play with toys
OP situation sounds like my 4yo son, and I'd have given pretty much the same response. I'm trying to think of anything to add but this covers it well!
Apr
15
comment At what age should you start giving your children pocket money?
Other sources recommend against paying for chores because it gives a false sense of entitlement. I don't get paid to clean the house either! Chores are mandatory. Payment should be the reward for doing extra work. What's your take on this?
Apr
15
revised money wiki description
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