How do you explain to a child that the only father figure that he has ever known isn't his "real" dad? I know I'm jumping the gun here, but I had a dream and it made me start thinking. In the dream, my ds (who is 2 now but was older in the dream) asked why he had a different name than the rest of the family. My DF has been in our lives for a year now and my ds has never met bio dad. He calls DF daddy and my fiancé treats him like his own. I considered never telling DS that daddy is just his stepdad, but my DF has said that he doesn't want to officially adopt and change his name until he's old enough to understand and decide for himself. How would you go about explaining to a young child about step parents when there is no bio dad in the picture?
on Apr. 12, 2013 at 5:29 AM