what to do my daughter called my boyfriend daddy

Alisha - posted on 04/25/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my daughter will be 2 in aug. her daddy and i broke up in oct. 2011 an she has not seen him since nov. 2011 and she doesnt not rember who he is , i showed her a picture a few months ago and she jst had a confused look. i started dated my best friend in feb. 2012 and he loves her as much as he loves me. the other day he keep her while i worked for a few hours and they was riding around and she called him dada. what do i do bout this? he had no problem with her calling him that but i dont know how to react to it. we will be moving in together in a few weeks so he will be around even more. what do i do when she called him daddy??

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Dove - posted on 04/25/2012

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My step nephew was 2.5 the day he met my brother. He instantly started calling him 'Daddy first name'. No one told him to do that at all or encouraged it. Granted, his bio father was still involved in his life until he was 8, but my brother IS his 'dad'.



If bio father isn't involved and no one who is involved has a problem with it then I think it is fine. As long as you keep a picture of bio father and your daughter is not lied to about who he or her 'daddy' are then it should be totally ok.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/25/2012

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Well, if marriage and adoption are in the near future, I personally do not see a problem with it. In my opinion, I see a problem only if you lie to her and pretend that he is the bio father.

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Medic - posted on 04/25/2012

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I totally agree with Little Miss. It is fine if everyone is ok with it but I would never lie to her about him being bio dad.

Alisha - posted on 04/25/2012

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her daddy is 100% out if the picture and wants nothing to do with her an the boyfriend is deffinty in it for the long hawl we been best friends for 9yrs at least an he has been head over hills for me since we where 15 yrs old. and i realized a few months ago that i loved him to

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/25/2012

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Well, I think someone taught her that word, and she associates it with your boyfriend. If you are uncomfortable with it, start telling her his name, and keep showing her the picture of her real dad, and call him daddy. If you don't mind, and the boyfriend is going to be there long term, and the real father doesn't mind, then let it go.

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