Denisha - posted on 12/19/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
My husband has a daughter from a previous relationship, as do I, and we have a son together. His daughter is a part of our lives and I love her like my own. The problem is her mother tells her that she is only related to my husband and half brother. She is told to call her real father, my husband, by his first name. The ironic thing is her mother is married to a man with two children who she is told to refer to as "daddy", and she calls his kids her brother and sister. This issue upsets my husband, but I attempt to be the mediator. I tell all my children that family has nothing to do with blood, and that they are lucky to have more then one mommy and daddy. Should we address this issue with my step-daughters' mom directly, or continue dealing directly with the child to allow her to form her own comfort level with the issue?