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.


Mar
26
answered One of my son's classmates bites him or attempts to bite him
Mar
26
answered Can toddlers be taught to safely navigate stairs?
Mar
20
comment Enforcing minority languages at home
@jpatokal: I've just built a house here so I think I'm settled but I'd be pleased if they would go study for a while in Denmark, for instance. I realize I'm going to lose the battle eventually though, because they probably won't ever be totally fluent in Danish, and they won't pass it on to their kids. This makes me sad, but at least I have a clone (twin) who is still in Denmark. Honestly though, I believe English is much more important to master, and I'll make every effort to ensure that!
Mar
20
comment Dealing with teens and pornography?
His age is an important factor in how to react.
Mar
19
answered Son bites to defend himself. What can I do?
Mar
19
answered Enforcing minority languages at home
Mar
11
awarded  Guru
Mar
11
comment When can I start “doing the air plane”?
@Beofett: me too; me neither :-)
Mar
9
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
28
comment Why does my wife say our son is so cute that she wants to eat him?
@SteveHHH it sounds like what you're really after here is the etymology of the phrase. This site's focus is practical advice on parenting activities. Even though the phrase exists in many languages, I suggest that you pose this question over at English language & usage.
Feb
28
comment What safety gate can I use at the top of my stairs?
@DanBeale: I've added an update to address this. Better now?
Feb
28
revised What safety gate can I use at the top of my stairs?
Added safe mounting tips.
Feb
28
comment Why does my wife say our son is so cute that she wants to eat him?
@SQB: sudo make me a sandwich
Feb
28
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why does my wife say our son is so cute that she wants to eat him?
Feb
24
comment What are the next steps after a twin mix-up has been discovered after several years?
@SQB: Quit messing with my mind :-)
Feb
24
comment What are the next steps after a twin mix-up has been discovered after several years?
@BillClark: Incidentally, fingerprint readers don't work with kids under ~6 years of age precisely because their fingerprint is too small to be reliably identified.
Feb
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Can anyone name this method for teaching children numbers and basic arithmetic?
Feb
18
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
7
comment Daddy daughter travel trip?
Doesn't have to be expensive - it could be a week-long tent trip in a national park, for instance. "Back to nature", plus marshmallows.
Feb
7
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