4 Year old Calling Daddy- Daddy

Brittany - posted on 05/04/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have a Four year old son and his father and I got a divorce about 2 years ago. I am now seeing another man and he seems to be taking to him really great BUT his dad is very busy and doesn't have much time with his so he has become a little spiteful and started calling my boyfriend daddy. Should I feel guilty? I correct him but he tells me I am wrong and then corrects me. How should this be handled?

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Brittany - posted on 06/04/2012

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Thank you all for your responses!! He has started calling him daddy Jesse. I am happy with whatever my son chooses to do. I have taken these all in and came to my conclusion with the help of all you!! Thank you all so much!

Iluvem - posted on 06/03/2012

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I would come up with a special name for your boyfriend that is not daddy or dad. Demi's kids were calling Ashton MOD (My other Dady) but I'm sure you can come up with something cuter :)

Maria - posted on 05/22/2012

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my friends are the same their little girl calls her daddy - daddy and her new hubby daddy marc. If its your son that has initiated it be glad that your son thinks so much of your other half. I dont think its him being spiteful i think its because he feels comfortable and happy. Speak to your ex about it to make sure he isnt upset if he hears it out of blue and make sure your son still calls his biological dad - daddy other than that I cant see any problems.

Kathryn - posted on 05/16/2012

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My friends son calls his bio-dad Daddy Nate and her boyfreind Daddy Nick. If you want to make it a little less formal just add his name to the end. That way you can tell which dad he is talking about (unless he doesn't see your ex)

Kimberly - posted on 05/04/2012

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Its really depends on how your son and bf feels about being called that. To your son he would seem like daddy because he is there and does 'daddy' stuff with him. I dont think there is anything wrong with it as long as they are comfortable with it. I had stepparents and I chose to call them by there first names but when I would slip and call one of them mom or dad it wasnt a big deal because to me I had two moms and two dads. Your not forcing him to call him daddy, he made the choice so I wouldnt worry to much about it. Maybe let your ex know that he is doing it so he has a heads up warning.

Michelle - posted on 05/04/2012

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If your boyfriend is comfortable with it and your son wants to do it then as long as boyfriend is permanent fixture in his life I don't see the harm in it. My son calls his dad dad but he calls my boyfriend daddy.

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