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.


Dec
27
comment Parental Control for Internet?
I'm marking this as duplicate because this site is about parenting but your question about household-wide Internet monitoring is basically a technical how-to question that's much better answered over at superuser.com.
Dec
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Helping my Whirling Dervish to slow down
Dec
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 16mo still not walking, I think it's my fault?
Dec
25
comment Should I tell my 11-year-old daughter that Santa isn't real?
When you disagree, don't post an answer: "it is best for the offended party to pass the question by." See this meta question and specifically this top-voted answer.
Dec
25
comment 16mo still not walking, I think it's my fault?
Not your fault. Those two steps might have been a "fluke" and you're reading too much into it - understandably! All kids learn to walk eventually.
Dec
24
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
23
comment Helping my Whirling Dervish to slow down
What's "OT"...?
Dec
22
revised Why do toddler boys love trains and cars so much?
edited tags
Dec
14
comment What are the merits of teaching a child to type correctly at the expense of time practiced with handwriting?
Ah, apologies! I'll try to take another look and perhaps "fix it better" one of the next days.
Dec
13
comment What are the merits of teaching a child to type correctly at the expense of time practiced with handwriting?
I've been in the office workforce for twenty years now, after several years of university education etc. - I am horrified to see how poorly other people type! Obviously they never learned it, and they don't realize how much it's holding them back. How can a person work in the computer industry, sitting at a keyboard literally eight hours a day, and still hunt and peck? No, typing definitely needs to be learned.
Dec
13
comment First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
@JamesSnell: That's probably the best practical argument for Qwerty I've ever heard. Plain and simple.
Dec
13
answered First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
Dec
13
revised What are the merits of teaching a child to type correctly at the expense of time practiced with handwriting?
Fixed the unintended indentation.
Dec
13
comment Trying to be the best stepdad I can be.
Thank you BK201 for converting from ???? to English :-)
Dec
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Trying to be the best stepdad I can be.
Dec
12
comment First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
I'm all for learning to be smart about computers, and an interest in Dvorak certainly fits that. But I'm not sure this is completely on-topic as a parenting issue. Just my thoughts.
Dec
12
revised 5 yr old son behaving sexually
edited tags
Dec
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
11
answered Is Video Chatting Bad for Newborns?
Dec
9
answered How do I deal with my out of control 3 year old?