Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Mom Confessions Mom Confessions

Does your kid call their stepdad, dad?

Posted by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:35 PM
  • 197 Replies
Dh is adamant about my 2 year old calling him dad. Right now he calls my oldest ds father, dad. My ds is noticeably closer to my older ds father and it bugs my dh. He wants me to correct my ds when he calls my ex dad. He also doesn't want me to ever allow my ds bio father in pic. I really want dh to take on the role as dad to my youngest but a part of me is torn because I know my ds really see his older brother's father, as his dad. If you were in this situation, what would you do?
Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:35 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:37 PM
9 moms liked this

I wouldn't have so many "dads". Your kids must be so confused. 

ReaIisticBeauty
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:38 PM
Good for you. That's not the question I asked.

Quoting Anonymous:

I wouldn't have so many "dads". Your kids must be so confused. 

Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:38 PM

I am called Mama A and her step dad is called daddy Cory.

QTMom2302
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:39 PM

DD calls my DH "dad or daddy Chris" but she also calls her step-mom "Mo Mo or Mom." She has a good relationship w/ both her step-parents & her BF and I have no problems with it. She knows who her real parents are. She's 11 and has had step-parents for the past 9 years. 

ETA: I have  2 older step-kids but they've never called me mom and I've never pushed it. They always call me by my first name. They have said "that's my step-mom."

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:39 PM
No they called stepdad by his first name
sadiebug1228
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:39 PM
My son used to call him dad when he was young but when he turned 3 my df said it was kinda weird so he stopped
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
me-n-mygirls
by Silver Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM
3 moms liked this
I had a stepdad who insisted HE WAS DAD! and if I didnt use "dad" I would get smacked.
He abused me in every single way.
...
I think it is wrong for him to say your son cant see his own father.
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM

im soo confused

laranadtony
by Ruby Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM
1 mom liked this

Yep. He has been his dad since he was 3. He also told his real father "When I say 'dad' I mean tony(my husband,  his stepdad)"

ReaIisticBeauty
by Platinum Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Right now my ds calls him by his first name but he wants that to change. I'm actually ok with using the first name to refer to step parents.

Quoting Anonymous:

I am called Mama A and her step dad is called daddy Cory.

Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)