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|the designation of "father" or "mother" or their equivalents to be used by the child with reference to any person other than his natural mother and father.|
|"Do you think that allowing your child to call someone other than yourself mom or dad will impact your child in a negative way?"|
|it's what you would do if a child who was not yours or not even your step-child, right?|
my son is only 2 1/2, and dp has 2 daughters who don't live with us who are 2 1/2 and 1 1/2, and they have all made slips with calling us "mommy" or "daddy". it is especially hard for my son since he is always hearing dp called daddy by his son. they are always reminded, gently, of what our names are. I don't think there's anything wrong with reminding a young child to call you by your name. it's what you would do if a child who was not yours or not even your step-child, right?
my ss asked if he could call me mom. I said no. mostly because I've only been in his life for a few months. so I wasn't comfortable with it. to be honest, I could care less about his mom's feelings.
|I can't imagine how it would have felt to have been pushed out of that relationship on the rare occasion I called her mom. Yikes.|
Candace, Married to dh , Mom to ds (8) , Gavin (9/30/10 - 12/19/10) and cautiously expecting our 4-29-12