My DD's teacher informed us that DD (almost 2) doesn't say, "Daddy" when referring to DH, she asks for him by name. DD uses "Daddy" when talking to DH and around me as well. I think it is a neat correlation that she made, to address him appropriately with different people. (We have never even heard her say his name.) Anyway, her teacher said not to be surprised if she started calling us by our first names...as in permanently.
I think most kids at some point in time would understand their parents have a "name" and experiment with that. IMO (gifted children or not) it really seems like such an amazing concept to grasp and use at a young age, and a funny or at least interesting moment at some point or another. I could completely see a, "Kid's say the darnedest things" moment. But, I am just getting the impression that gifted kids and calling parents by their first name...IDK...has some sort of correlation.
Soooo Is there any truth to gifted kids doing this more, or earlier, or longer, or something? I looked it up on-line and couldn't find anything other than some general forms and it seemed to me a lot of kids do this in phases, so I'm just curious what the correlation with this and gifted is (if any). Part of me is curious just to know if it is true. Part of me is wondering if it really is more likely to happen, and how I might feel about it and approach it.
Anyway, I thought it might be interesting to hear what others thought of this.