Torben Gundtofte-Bruun

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bio website torben.g-b.dk/+
location Austria
age 40
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
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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.


Aug
26
comment How are pregnancy ultrasounds administered?
In Austria, we got 3D ultrasounds as well. At no extra cost.
Aug
24
comment How can I assuage my pre-teen's fear of flying
Are you saying that the girl doesn't feel safe in her family? I'm glad to hear from a professional but I have to say that I feel this response is way over the top, suggesting therapy work right off the bat without suggesting or attempting any easier and less drastic alternives first. As a professional, could you give some such alternatives too?
Aug
21
comment Destructive when unattended
What is your reaction when you encounter destruction? What is his reaction to yours? Does this help you identify if there is spite involved, or remorse afterward, or any kind of hostile/moral emotions?
Aug
20
comment From what age is it safe to install a life hammer in my car?
Car windows are safety glass without sharp edges, so "extremely dangerous" is a serious exaggeration. It's no worse than fine gravel. The bell is a nice idea!
Aug
16
comment Writing from the bottom up
@user3143 see this question about Qwerty/Dvorak in which the consensus seems to be that keyboard skills are important but Dvorak is (sadly) not a realistic goal.
Aug
4
comment Is milk powder left in a hot car going to go bad?
This is especially true while the container is unopened, because any humidity in the car could not have affected the contents.
Aug
2
comment 30 year old granddaugter in lesbian relationship and I was told about this by her 5 year old child
I don't see why this got downvoted without reason. At least people should explain why they did so. How else would the asker know how to improve the post?
Jul
30
comment Teens concerned about impregnation through clothes
Aware of what? The incredibly minimal chances?
Jul
30
comment planning babies in a quick succession?
... and not just on mom, provided dad does his fair share of duties when he gets home from work.
Jul
26
comment “Secret” correspondence with a child
This makes me think of The Truman Show...
Jul
18
comment Reading in second language for a bilingual kid - how to approach a phonetic language vs. English phonics?
No need to apologize. We've all been new here. I see you already found out how to edit an existing post. Add the "http://" in front of "www" and it becomes a link automagically.
Jul
17
comment Reading in second language for a bilingual kid - how to approach a phonetic language vs. English phonics?
When you link to your blog, can you please link directly to a relevant post? As it is, I'd have to go hunt for something related to this answer, and I didn't find anything, so it's not very helpful to the community.
Jul
14
comment How can my son learn to use the bicycle's pedals?
This sounds like a great method. I added some formatting, it looked like you intended that.
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
4
comment 4 year old steals toys from baby brother
Same here. Still working on a solution. Seems to be a universal issue.
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
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.
May
29
comment What do you do when neighbor children that you don't know start coming over to your house to play with your kids?
@James, to make your question more specific (to get better and more useful answers!), could you add what your main concern or main objective is? Your kids' safety? Your property being stolen? Establishing contact with the parents, and agreeing on some rules?