Quoting Commander Shepard:" My daughter call my husband dad because he's the only dad she's ever known. However, he came into her ... [snip!] ... when she was 5 months. She is now two. I think as long as your SO and your son are both comfortable with it, I'd say go for it."
Quoting KNZ.:" It's exactly that. And Clara, at 2, already teases carter. She's give him "the look" and goes, "MY ... [snip!] ... goes, "MY dada. MINE." she just knows it gets him upset, not what she's actually saying, but it makes me feel so bad for him! "
Quoting aLm:" Sorry, that's got to be tough. I got with my DH when my LO was 2 (he's 9 now) and he just calls him by ... [snip!] ... his first name, but my oldest son's bio-dad has always been around. We have 2 children together and the third ones on the way."
Quoting Commander Shepard:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Let's Go To The Mall:</b>" If your SO feels comfortable with ... [snip!] ... it may make him feel left out since Clara calls him dad but Carter doesn't. "</blockquote> Love your avi and name. Lol."
Quoting Mayhem ♥:" DS is 5. His bio dad is in his life (albeit rarely). DH (his stepdad) and I have been together since ... [snip!] ... calls him dada, so he started calling him dad for convenience sake He still calls him by his name quite a bit, too though"
Quoting Let's Go To The Mall:" Awe well it'll just take some getting use to. Maybe if it's said more often you'll get use to it. "
Quoting KNZ.:" So he calls bio-dad, 'dad', then i'm assuming. my son's never called anyone his dad, yet he's asked ... [snip!] ... his dad, yet he's asked when he is going to get a dad so i think it means alot to him to give that right person that 'title'. "
Quoting aLm:" Yep, you're right. I would just let it play out and not stress, when it's right he will do it. ... [snip!] ... is no bio-dad involved and everyone else will be calling him dad then I'm sure it's just a matter of time before he does it."
Quoting USAF wf&m:" Not in this situation, but I went through it as a kid. I was about 6 or 7 and I wanted to call my stepdad ... [snip!] ... and sisters and call him dad too. It hurt alot when I was told not to call him that and still remember the hurt as an adult! "
Quoting KNZ.:" It makes my ears tingle when i think about it haha. It's just such a new 'term' to have come out of Carter's mouth. "Welp if jason is comfortable with it let the boy call him that. Cylus calls nick dad.