He is 5. Members of the other side of the family feel he should not be allowed to call me "mama" and have said that it is confusing to him. I feel that if he wants to call me "mama" that is up to him, as I am the one stabilty he has had. I am the one who is there when he is sick, has bad dreams, wants or needs something. He is my best pal and we are very close. I feel honored that he calls me "mama" as it shows how secure he feels considering all he has been through. Advice is apprecciated.
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As a Grandmother raising grandchildren for over 5 yrs now I totally get it. Let HIM decide. You are right, you are his Mama. His bio Mother can be addressed as "Mother" although if she's anything like my grandchildren's it is in no way an accurate description. I have a group called Grandparents raising Grandchildren we'd love to have you. It's a wonderful, small group of supportive women all in the same position. My granddaughter always calls us Grandma and Papa..but she refers to us at school as my Mom and Dad. My Grandson calls us grandma and Papa usually...often when he is sick or hurt though its just Mama and Papa.
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