MUM shares how her ex-partner told their young children they should no longer call him “daddy” because they were “too old”.
The mother — who said her children were aged 10, 9 and 7½ — had come home “upset” from being at their father’s house, because they wanted to continue using the word.
“Their father had told them they were too old to refer to him as daddy and that other kids would make fun of them as they were too old,” she wrote on parenting blog, Mumsnet.
The post resulted in a debate over whether he was in the right or wrong, with some agreeing with the children’s father — saying they were too old to be using the term.
“Personally, I would say they are a bit too old for daddy and mummy,” one person wrote.
“I distinctly remember being in Y2 and a boy getting ripped into because he still called his mum ‘mummy’.
Others argued that it should be up to the child to decide when they transition from the word daddy or mummy to the shortened version.
Totally the child’s choice if you ask me. Some adults still refer to their parents as Mummy and Daddy!
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