My SO lets his 13 year old son do this all of time and irks me! The child lives with his grandmother 90% of the time and calls her "grandma", I have no clue what he calls his mother when he is with her. This child has been diagnosed with ADHD and is on medication and sees therapists and doctors regularly (not that that has anything to do with this specific topic). I hear how he cusses at his father and puts him down and calls him names all the time (he has no respect for his father). So just lets him act like an ass which just perpetuates the behavior. It's obvious he has no respect for his father and acts as if he's a grown up! I would never allow our son to call either of us by our names! It is a form of respect for your elders, for a child to call mom, mommy, etc. and dad, daddy etc. I have told SO that enforcing this would be a good start at establishing some respectful behavior from this child.
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 9:42 PM on Nov. 19, 2010
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Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 9:44 PM on Nov. 19, 2010
I agree I was raised that calling your parents by their first name is a sign of disrespect. It puts your child on the same level as the adult. I know my parents as children had to call their parents sir and mam.
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