Melinda - posted on 06/22/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
Is it wrong for me to allow my 11 y/o step son to call me mom? He lives with me & my husband (his dad)...I am basically there everyday to send hom to school and pick him up. I help with h/w, take him to ball practice, dr visits, parent conferences...etc. His mom is involved in his life and shes upset and told him not to call me mom because I didnt give birth to him. She told me that I dont have that right because I dont know how much he wieghed at birth, when he crawled and I didnt bath him. She says I need to respect her wishes and tell him not to call me mom....hes asked me if he could because Im more like a mom than a step mom to him. What should I do? I need some feedback.