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
6
comment Babies and blood. A innate knowledge?
I think Beofett is on to something there. Spilling water certainly gets a much softer reaction from adults than red wine, because we understand that stains from red wine are much harder to remove than stains from plain water.
Dec
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
4
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
4
answered Is it okay to leave a 3 year old alone to nap for 1 hour and 45 minutes if she isn't napping?
Dec
3
comment How can we keep our infant safe from small Lego pieces?
This is a brilliant and fun idea!
Dec
3
comment How to teach a child a foreign language at home when both parents aren't native speakers of a different language?
See also this question as well as other questions tagged "bilingual"+"language development".
Dec
3
comment How to teach a child a foreign language at home when both parents aren't native speakers of a different language?
+1 for the summary in your last paragraph - that's also my experience.
Dec
3
comment Considering Fostering - How would this effect the child I already have?
I imagine that Karl Bielefeldt could provide valuable insights.
Dec
3
asked Birthday and Christmas on the same date
Dec
3
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
28
revised I'm not happy about the new seating order in my class
minor typos
Nov
28
comment I'm not happy about the new seating order in my class
I edited the question - does this make it better?
Nov
28
revised I'm not happy about the new seating order in my class
Edited for readability.
Nov
28
comment How can we keep our infant safe from small Lego pieces?
One side of the living room is a kid-sized desk and drawers, but the 1yo can reach most of the desk surface. Maybe the dining table is the way to go.
Nov
28
comment How can we keep our infant safe from small Lego pieces?
Ha! My parents also put the Christmas tree in there :-)
Nov
27
asked How can we keep our infant safe from small Lego pieces?
Nov
26
revised Introducing Shakespeare
edited tags
Nov
25
comment Boy Crazy at Seven
"these boys are her friends and she should treat them kindly as friends" - wise words for any age!
Nov
23
awarded  Outspoken
Nov
22
comment Skin turns blue after long crying
As a counterpoint to your nephew, my cousin was known to literally scream until he passed out (while he was a baby). Today he's a Navy SEAL and pilot. Clearly, his past did not affect his bodily abilities.