my daughter is calling my bf daddy and he isnt should i let it go or stop it

Katia - posted on 05/26/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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i am getting married and my daughter calls him daddy and she is not her dad what should i do cause her dad is in her lfe

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Christy - posted on 05/26/2011

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In my opinion, it's really not that big of a deal. It's respectful for her to not call him by his first name and maybe she understands that. As your current partner, that's the role he fills. And, in my opinion, it wouldn't hurt anything for her to call your ex's girlfriend, "mom." If her dad feels it is inappropriate, then it would be a good idea to brainstorm together some ideas as to how to differentiate who she is talking about.

It's only a big deal if you make it a big deal.

Rachel - posted on 05/26/2011

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I would let him pick a name he wants her to call him and when she says daddy just say nope this si "insert name here" or something like that. dont make her feel bad for calling him dad just explain that he isnt

Barb - posted on 05/26/2011

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If her father is in her life and involved, you should absolutely correct her.

How would you feel if her father's new girlfriend was called "mommy"?

Tashira - posted on 05/26/2011

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Stop it and let her know who he is to you and what he will be to her, how old is your daughter? If she is old enough explain to her so she will understand.

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My niece calls her step dad Papa and her real dad Dad. Maybe just give a different word that is still important.

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