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Old 10-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #11
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We don't answer our kids if they call us by our real names. We think it is disrespectful. After a few times of that they get the message and don't do it anymore.

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Old 10-18-2012, 07:08 PM   #12
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I don't find it to be disrespectful. I would laugh it off.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:09 PM   #13
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It does not bother me when my kids use my name. It is my name, but if you don't like it then I would say something like children are not suppose to call adults by their first name we use Mr and Mrs, and for parents we use mom and dad. This only works if all of your adult friends want to be called mr and ms/mrs/miss though.
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Re: Disrespectful or not: Using "mom" and "dad"

... sorta.

The first time or 2 we'll respond and say "Not Elena/Josh, Mom/Dad". If they continue doing it, we'll ignore them until they say mom/dad.

But this all depends on him fully understanding the whole thing, kwim?
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:49 PM   #15
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I don't mind it at all when my kids call me by my name (which is hardly ever.) I don't think it's disrespectful, but that's something for each family to determine.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:58 PM   #16
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When my brother and myself were children he always called my mom by her name or added mama in front of her name. He never meant any disrespect by calling her that he just knew that's what everyone called her. As he got older he grew out of it & as an adult he calls her mom so it may just be something he's going through.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:00 PM   #17
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Re: Disrespectful or not: Using "mom" and "dad"

I don't think it is disrecpectful, but I, personally prefer to be called "Mom" or "Mama". When my children went through a phase of wanting to call me by my first name, I simply explained to them that I would prefer to be called by mom or mama. My oldest tried calling me "mother" this summer, and I detest being called that, so I explained to her I didn't want to be called that, and if she continued to use it, I would ignore her until she called me by something I preferred. I think it's perfectly normal for kids to try calling their parents by different things. You just have to decide what you are willing to live with.
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I'd ignore it. He's probably doing it because it makes you mad.
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I don't think it's disrespectful. When ds1 found out I had another name, he called me it for awhile. I'm guessing it's a phase. When ds2 found out my non mom name he started calling himself that
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Re: Disrespectful or not: Using "mom" and "dad"

It doesn't bother me. My kids do it sometimes, and we don't make a big deal. Then after a while they go back to mom and dad. They also do it sometimes to grandparents.
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