Will your older children always call you Mom/Dad?

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Do you think your children (adopted & biological) will always call you mom and dad, even when they leave home, get married and have children? Like even though you will always be a parent, will they call you Mom or Dad? (this is an opinion question)

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/28/2014

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my sons are very aware that our parents are their grandparents. They know how biology & genetics work. It in no way confuses children to hear their parents call their grandparents mom & dad

Gena - posted on 04/28/2014

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Why call your parent grandma and grandpa..they are your mom and dad,not your grandparents.I think thats even more confusing to a child.

Jodi - posted on 04/28/2014

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If your kids get confused when you call YOUR parents mum and dad, then your kids have more issues than worrying about whether they call you mum and dad or not..... :\

Doris - posted on 04/27/2014

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If you have children, I think youshould just call your parents "Granpa Granma". Don't confuse your sons and daughters.

Jean - posted on 04/27/2014

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I'm 49 and I call my parents mom and dad. I would expect my five children to do the same. Just like Aunts and Uncles I think it's a sign of respect to call them Aunt Patty or Uncle Joe etc

Liz - posted on 04/26/2014

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My mother will be 76 this year and I will be 43. I still call her 'mum'.

She calls me 'Daut', which means that it's often assumed that my name is Dorothy. Daut is our 'family joke name' for 'Daughter'. :) I imagine we'll be naming each other this way until one of us dies.

Gena - posted on 04/26/2014

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I still call my mom and dad,mommy and daddy:) I also say mom and dad to my husbands parents and my husband, he is also in his 40s still says mom and dad to his parents and also to mine.My son will always call me mommy,i will also correct him if he doesnt when he is older.My sister in laws children (7yrs+11yrs) call their mom and dad by their first name.I find it weird and would never want my child to call me by my first name..a child only has one mother and father and i find they should call them mom and dad,and not their first name.

Alisha - posted on 04/25/2014

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I still refer to my parents as 'Mom' and 'Dad' and my parents refer to their parents in this manner as well. I have a HUGE family and everyone is very respectful of parental roles and titles. Perhaps in your area it is more culturally acceptable? I think I would probably be quite upset if my children ever stop calling me Mom. I think referring to your parents by those titles is a sign of respect, but everyone believes differently and that is what makes the world go round.

Jodi - posted on 04/25/2014

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My husbands daughter doesn't live at home and is an adult, and she still calls her parents mum and dad. I don't know anyone who doesn't.

Michelle - posted on 04/25/2014

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I still call my parents Mum and Dad and so does my husband. We are in our 40's and left home a long time ago.
If my kids started calling me by my name I would correct them. I will always be Mum. My Mum still calls her Mum Mum.

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Well.. i have seen it happen with a lot of my older friends, who have kids.. their children eventually stopped calling them mom & things like that. So i became curious to see what other moms had to say about it (as in, do their older kids still call them mom & dad) my teen still calls me mom right now because she still lives with me, but i am thinking more of when she grows up and leaves. I am a clingy parent i admit.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/25/2014

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We're curious to read your answer as to why they wouldn't continue to refer to their parents in the same way they have their entire lives.

Please share :-)

Jodi - posted on 04/25/2014

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Yes. I still call my parents mum and dad, and I also call my husband's parents mum and dad. My kids see that modeled behaviour, and what is quite normal in our culture. So why wouldn't they?

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/25/2014

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Generally, unless you live in a culture where it's common NOT to refer to your parents as mom/dad, or mother/father, or mum/pop...

The only change may be when my kids have my grandchildren, and then I'm sure that, when referring to us whilst speaking to their children they'll call us "Oma Shawnn & Opa Richard", but when addressing us directly, they'll still call us mom & dad.

Why wouldn't they?

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