24,752 reputation
861150
bio website torben.g-b.dk/+
location Austria
age 40
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Dec 15 at 19:52

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.


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.
Sep
21
comment Should I worried about my son's development? Or maybe my son's right brain is dominant?
Without going into the details you describe, keep in mind that all children are different. The other kid may be ahead right now but in half a year it can be other way round. Don't compare with others; there are a million factors that contribute to differences. Just look at each child separately. If your son is happy and healthy, that's great!
Sep
19
answered How can I show my appreciation for my wife?
Sep
19
comment How can I teach my 5yo son to respect authority?
The phrasing in my "dictatorship" comment above was a summary for this site, and I can see how I wasn't clear about that. I don't talk to my kids (or anyone) in such a tone.
Sep
19
revised How can I teach my 5yo son to respect authority?
linked to relevant issue 3 years ago.
Sep
19
revised How can I teach my 5yo son to respect authority?
linked to relevant issue 3 years ago.
Sep
18
revised How can I teach my 5yo son to respect authority?
added info on 123-magic
Sep
18
reviewed No Action Needed potty trained 2 1/2 year old wetting the bed again
Sep
18
comment Frequency of visits of in-laws
Not a full answer, but you two need to work on your marriage. She doesn't respect your concerns, and deliberately and repeatedly makes you uncomfortable. Co-owning the house does't give her the power to trample you like that; what a poor argument. She could meet him at his place instead, or elsewhere.
Sep
18
reviewed Close Frequency of visits of in-laws
Sep
18
reviewed Close Is buying school supplies online worth it?
Sep
18
comment Is buying school supplies online worth it?
Isn't this more of a personal-finance topic? It doesn't relate very much to parenting.
Sep
18
comment How can I teach my 5yo son to respect authority?
@Jeremy I can assure you it's just wording. See my comment to Rookie Parenting's answer below; my description here applies after we've tried all our tools and tricks, including talk.
Sep
17
comment How can I teach my 5yo son to respect authority?
@the_lotus you'll have the sweetest kids on the block and be the envy of the entire kindergarten group :-) Look at it this way: the difficult kids are already taken! Besides, my rep count (has it been 3½ years already?) mostly shows how my contributions were received, not how well I execute them myself. Walking the talk is hard.