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.

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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.


Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on sensory tag wiki
Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on sensory tag wiki excerpt
Jan
20
comment The rules at a friend's house are a lot more lax than at mine - how do I enforce basic safety?
@balancedmama you could even give a watch or other gizmo that can store several alarms, and just set these alarms for her before she leaves home.
Jan
17
comment How can we keep our infant safe from small Lego pieces?
Reluctance: I don't want to have to put a gate in the door, or even close the door, just because one child shouldn't get too close to one kind of toy. I want the boys to have free access to safe areas in the house, and I want them to be able to play together and visit each other's rooms.
Jan
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Toddler and Reading
Jan
17
comment How can we keep our infant safe from small Lego pieces?
Thank you. Storing the Lego while not in use is not a big problem. Our challenge is to keep the little guy from eating the parts that the big guy is playing with :-)
Jan
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What do you say when your child says “You're mean!”
Jan
15
comment Are there any effects from lying to your children?
Good point! By modeling this behavior, the parents are actually teaching her that it's okay and normal to deceive, to lie, to trick, in order to do whatever you want. The girl will do a lot of things behind the parents' back, and that can have serious consequences.
Jan
15
comment Are there any effects from lying to your children?
@LowKianSeong: You don't have to reward her. It's only a habit - and one you need to break! Otherwise that is something that definitely will leave a lasting impression in her psyche: she will expect to be rewarded for behavior that ought to be expected. This is an evil circle of entitlement that will become very expensive and never satisfying. Break that habit before your child gets older!
Jan
15
revised Don't know what I feel toward my parents
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Jan
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
15
answered Are there any effects from lying to your children?
Jan
15
revised How do I do my daughter's hair?
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Jan
15
comment How do I do my daughter's hair?
Images and how-to videos: google.com/search?q=French+plaits
Jan
15
comment My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her
@user6460, does your dad support your stance in any way? Seeing that you only need that little extra money, would it be possible that he would lend you financial aid to move out, obviously without involving your mom? Slippery, I know, but worth a thought.
Jan
15
comment My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her
@user6460 when you eventually do talk to your mom, tell politely that you sometimes feel like she needs a timeout. Not as an accusation but as a way to express your feelings.
Jan
15
awarded  toddler
Jan
14
revised My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her
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Jan
14
answered My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her
Jan
14
revised My pre-schooler is out of control, and I feel like my parents are undermining my relationship and authority with her
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