|MUST call step parent mom or dad|
|May call step parent mom or dad if child desires|
|NEVER ok to call step parent mom or dad|
Quoting Mommy☠Kate:" I think it should be whatever makes the child and parent feel comfortable. "My mom went ape smurf on me b/c my son called DH daddy. He asked "Is David my daddy?", and I said he's your step dad. "Well your son needs to call him David or step-dad, that is NOT his dad; he has his own daddy already!". I can't believe how upset my mom got over this subject. If my ex ever got married and those kids called him dad, I would never get upset over it.
Quoting Mommy☠Kate:" I think it should be whatever makes the child and parent feel comfortable. "
Quoting Holly Marie Read:" Growing up I called my step dad Daddy. He was a father figure to me and always treated me exactly like ... [snip!] ... situation, I would support whatever the child felt most comfortable doing because it hurt me to see my family so upset over it."