by artistmom27January 13 at 5:11 PM
Let her dictate their relationship and what she calls him. As for what to tell her about why he calls her his daughter, tell her that he loves her like one and some day soon it is going to be true... I wouldn't invest too much worry.
She calls him by his name but when she talks about him she calls him her big buddy.
well you can talk to her and as her if it bugs her that he says he is her dad...tell her when you married him he became her stepdad and ask her what she wants to call him. just be open about it and respect her feelings. what does she call him?
January 15 at 4:26 PM
Ask HER what SHE wants... She may be 5 but she still has opinions
by AmyL3469January 15 at 4:40 PM
I would say that daddy loves her but can't be there right now for her. (step dad) is here and he loves you too. I'd leave it up to her whether or not to call him daddy or by his name, or whatever. Stress that they both love her at that age, imo.
by invisiblemeJanuary 15 at 4:41 PM
My oldest DS has been my Dh's son always and he has always called Daddy. He has also been around Dh since before he was a year old.