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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.


Jul
7
comment What to do if my new-born child urinated into own ear?
You're talking about a newborn -- it's too early to train much at that age.
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
5
answered What are the merits of TV vs DVD?
Jul
4
comment 4 year old steals toys from baby brother
Same here. Still working on a solution. Seems to be a universal issue.
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
30
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
27
revised How can I help a preschooler who refuses to sleep?
Linkified the link :-)
Jun
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
22
comment How can I handle my toddler's bedtime-avoidance tricks?
@Thorbjørn I'm sorry to say we haven't found the holy grail yet... We make sure that he's really ready for bed, and then don't allow any excuses. But he still takes forever to fall asleep, and hardly ever manages it alone. :'-(
Jun
20
comment Pros and cons of putting an infant in a Daycare
Welcome to our site, @Jim. For one thing, you can't possibly prefer a tv-watching, non-trained grandpa over a proper daycare?? For another, I live in a civilized country where daycare staffers are actually worth their salt. Apparently you don't, and I didn't qualify my response accordingly.
Jun
18
answered Choosing a surname for child of unmarried couple
Jun
16
answered Is it okay to listen to rap music with violence and swear words when you're with your 7 month old?
Jun
16
comment Should I stop my mother in law visiting when she doesn't respect me as the father figure?
Absolutely brilliant response! Chat me up in two days' time to collect your bounty from me. It's what I can offer in excess of my single upvote.
Jun
16
comment Should I stop my mother in law visiting when she doesn't respect me as the father figure?
@Katja I'm reading it as the "not respecting as a father figure". Sounds like the MIL said that pretty much to his face.
Jun
8
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
6
reviewed Reopen Do some baby's eyes produce water more than others?
Jun
6
revised How do I approach my 13-year-old daughter's confusion regarding her sexuality?
Added a missing