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Should Your Children Call You By Your First Name by whizkid03(m): 12:54pm On Aug 24, 2020
'Hey Samuel, would you help me with my homework', says my 8yrs old daughter from the living room. Is this considered appropriate? Or even polite or does it go against everything that you have been taught about how children should address their parents?

For me, I don't care what my daughter calls me as long as she calls me. However, in the past couple of months, I have noticed that my wife no longer feels comfortable allowing our daughter call us by our names, she always try to tell her politely by saying 'I'm your Mommy'.

The question is, can this be consider as an unsual behaviour from kids? if yes, please how can I stop it without making my daughter feel any kind of discomfort.I will appreciate your advise.

The moderator should please push this to the front page, this is an urgent matter please.Thank you
Re: Should Your Children Call You By Your First Name by EmptyGarden(m): 12:58pm On Aug 24, 2020
Why?
Re: Should Your Children Call You By Your First Name by AirmirthDY(f): 1:04pm On Aug 24, 2020
You trained her to call you that from onset... That shouldn't be an issue now... To avoid unnecessary issues like this next time, try to teach and catch them young.
Re: Should Your Children Call You By Your First Name by mariahAngel: 3:07pm On Aug 24, 2020
whizkid03:
'Hey Samuel, would you help me with my homework', says my 8yrs old daughter from the living room. Is this considered appropriate? Or even polite or does it go against everything that you have been taught about how children should address their parents?

For me, I don't care what my daughter calls me as long as she calls me. However, in the past couple of months, I have noticed that my wife no longer feels comfortable allowing our daughter call us by our names, she always try to tell her politely by saying 'I'm your Mommy'.

The question is, can this be consider as an unsual behaviour from kids? if yes, please how can I stop it without making my daughter feel any kind of discomfort.I will appreciate your advise.

The moderator should please push this to the front page, this is an urgent matter please.Thank you

Mod should push what to the front page? This piece of sheet? grin

You want to allow your child call you by your first name? What kind of rubbish play is that? grin
Is that forming cool or modern or what?

Na so e dey take start...

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Re: Should Your Children Call You By Your First Name by Carchoice: 3:13pm On Aug 24, 2020
Very soon it will three adults in your house.

“Samuel!!! Sharon(mom) said your food is ready”

Just teasing. grin


Teach her to call you dad and mom. Or you can teach her to put “Mr and Mrs in your respective names since you are feeling disrespected by your daughter grin

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Re: Should Your Children Call You By Your First Name by Aimerosa25(f): 7:09pm On Aug 24, 2020
Mummy and Daddy ,or mum and dad is ok, calling you by your name is a clear sign of disrespect ,even though she wouldn't take it that way, you are older, you should know better,at least you don't call your parents by their names, remember also that this is Nigeria not America; there it's no problem , here it's a real insult.
Re: Should Your Children Call You By Your First Name by LadySarah: 7:48pm On Aug 24, 2020
It's not even possible.
Re: Should Your Children Call You By Your First Name by mutter(f): 7:51pm On Aug 24, 2020
It is not too late.
Please correct it.
Tell her you love being her dad so she should call you dad.
Re: Should Your Children Call You By Your First Name by Florblu(f): 7:57pm On Aug 24, 2020
It won't be too much of a problem until your child call your friends who trained their wards to address all elderly ones as Sir or Ma'am by their name.

Then watch your friends and family tell you to your face how much of bad parenting practice you adopted
Re: Should Your Children Call You By Your First Name by whizkid03(m): 11:45pm On Aug 24, 2020
Perhaps a child wanting to call parents by their name instead of the maternal and paternal label is just a phase that kids go through on their way to adulthood. May be I should allow her outgrow it, instead of forcing it on her. I have never felt disrespected being called by my first name by my daughter.
Re: Should Your Children Call You By Your First Name by merieam16(f): 11:59pm On Aug 24, 2020
Well Fela kids call him by his first name, so anythin dat works for u dats cool buh if ur wife is nt comfortable let her caution her frm calling her first name

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