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.


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.
Nov
19
comment What can be done to encourage grandparents to be equitable between siblings?
No time for a full answer but I don't think you're exaggerating this in your mind. It's noticeable and should be carefully addressed.
Nov
19
comment My 2 year old wont sleep throught he night.
I can give you a little science for the "no TV" concept -- even apart from the noise and tempo and action it delivers: Melatonin makes you sleepy and makes your sleep deeper and better, but the brain is geared to not produce it while it's daylight outside. The thing is that the body can't tell the difference between sunlight and artificial light, and it's particularly sensitive to blue wavelengths that are abundant in TV/computer screens. Software like f.lux can take the "blue" out of the screen but that doesn't work for TV's.
Nov
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on My 2 year old wont sleep throught he night.
Nov
19
awarded  Good Answer
Nov
19
comment How damaging is it for children to witness their parent's sexual activity?
wow your parents are cool!
Nov
18
comment What can I do to get my wife to be more involved?
Wow, you've got some great answers already. That was fast! Did you know we have a chat room as well? It's useful if you just want to discuss things that isn't clear-cut Q&A material.
Nov
18
comment My 4 year old son always takes away any new book or magazine that I read. How to deal with it?
Great idea to give him some magazines of his own. Good opportunity to model behavior. Kids don't need a constant stream of "new" content so very few issues will last a long time with many re-readings.
Nov
18
revised My 4 year old son always takes away any new book or magazine that I read. How to deal with it?
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Nov
18
comment My 4 year old son always takes away any new book or magazine that I read. How to deal with it?
@meetpd: Yep, welcome to parenthood! :-) I added a small udpate.
Nov
18
answered My 4 year old son always takes away any new book or magazine that I read. How to deal with it?
Nov
18
revised 11 year old stubborn boy
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Nov
18
revised How can I deal with my 12-year old son's rebellious behaviour?
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Nov
18
comment 11 year old stubborn boy
Clearly the physical punishment does not work. Stop that immediately. I also added some tags to help others find your question.
Nov
15
comment How can we counter cultural gender stereotypes?
That doesn't sound nearly as bad as my first impression :)
Nov
15
comment How can we counter cultural gender stereotypes?
He watches TV at daycare...?
Nov
15
comment How can a dad be both a mother and father
I added a few tags that might help others find your question later on. Your situation is difficult and I like that you want to support/add to the mother's parenting contribution.
Nov
15
revised How can a dad be both a mother and father
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Nov
15
answered Does my newborn sleep too little?