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.


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
more keywords
Apr
9
awarded  Famous Question
Apr
7
comment First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
O_o you win! :-)
Apr
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
7
comment First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
@DA01 I'd like to see you "writing" a report using Siri :-)
Apr
7
comment First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
@da01 reasonably reliable speech input has been available for 20 years now (just ask a blind person) but it's not mainstream and I'm guessing it never will be. Good luck getting a speech-recognition app to understand and correctly type my name ;-)
Apr
3
revised Restarting baby-led weaning after an actual choking
Added explanation of "BLW" and replaced "LO". Weird TLA's are meaningless to most folks <-- see what I did there?
Mar
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
30
awarded  Yearling
Mar
29
comment Why did my pre-schooler suddenly develop an odd accent?
That last paragraph is a fun idea!
Mar
28
comment How do I define 'rape' to an 8-year-old girl?
You can't wait until 14 - she will reach puberty long before that, and she needs to be prepared to take care of her body. So yes, I think "high time" is correct.
Mar
28
revised My toddler is waking up with crust on the inside of her eyes, should I be concerned?
improved formatting
Mar
27
comment How can we ask our 22-year-old son to leave?
@BruceK., you say he was smoking pot since the age of FIVE?!! Whatever your problems are today, they started at or even before that age! Stop trying to make him move out and start treating him like a ten-year old. No responsibility from him => no privileges from you, not even TV. Confiscate his credit card. Stop accepting his behavior.
Mar
26
answered How can we ask our 22-year-old son to leave?