DH and I have 3 children together (4 total--the oldest is my "bonus" daughter)...DH have been arguing a lot lately, and without realizing it, I stopped calling him "Daddy" and started calling him his name (only when I'm talking to him, not when I talk to the kids...Normally, if the kids are around, I say "Hey, Daddy" or "Hey Hunny" or something...)...Now ODD thinks SHE should call him by his name... And of course, he gets upset and tells her not to call him that. I keep reinforcing the "daddy" thing, telling her just like she calls me mommy, she needs to call him daddy, etc etc. But she keeps doing it! The way both of us were raised, it was disrespectful to call your parent by their name, so this isn't something we want to let go on. What else can I do?
P.S. ODD is just about to turn 3.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:59 AM on Apr. 17, 2011 in General Parenting
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