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It literally shocks me how some people think even if it's not okay with the mother of the child for a child to not call anyone but her mom, that a step parent should still let it happen. I am sorry but a step parent has no rights to a child at all and moms choice definatly trumps step moms on that one what does everyone think?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:41 AM on Sep. 8, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by gemgem at 6:45 AM on Sep. 8, 2011
Answer by Helen2004 at 7:17 AM on Sep. 8, 2011
Hey there - my stepkids want to call me mom, their b*tch of a BM doesn't want them too...hmmmm, who's feelings will I be respecting? The woman who would PUNISH my SD for telling her father the truth when she was 3 years old about what they did that day? The woman who STILL tries to convince them to lie about stupid things like whether they had their temperature taken with a thermometer before the fever medication was administered? The woman who looks at my stepson and says "sometimes I just want to smack your face you look so much like your father!" (oooooh I wanted to HIT her!!)
Or will I respect the wishes of my step children who have found a stable and reasonable parent when their father found true love? It's a no-brainer.
Answer by livewell at 7:17 AM on Sep. 8, 2011
Answer by Helen2004 at 7:22 AM on Sep. 8, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 7:32 AM on Sep. 8, 2011
Answer by livewell at 7:57 AM on Sep. 8, 2011
Answer by zoejains_momma at 8:16 AM on Sep. 8, 2011
Answer by JLS2388 at 8:42 AM on Sep. 8, 2011
Answer by boobarandbell at 9:37 AM on Sep. 8, 2011
BTW my birth kids call me Laila, and call my DH Papa, even though he is not their real father...they call my ex Daddy. I think it's a hoot :) AND apparently, the higher the level of education in the family, the more likely children are to call their parents by thier given names. People will sometimes ask why my kids call me by name, and I tell them "because it is my name" :)
Answer by livewell at 9:40 AM on Sep. 8, 2011
Next question overall
Has anyone ever done something infront of their family that they regret?