Dear one tough muther,

I am recently married again and I have two kids from my first marriage. My husband and I have a good relationship with my ex husband and everything but my question is my kids have started calling their step dad just “Dad” . Ok they do still call their father also dad so it’s just they call both dad’s “Dad” should we give my husband another title? Maybe they should call him by name?

Dear Taylor,

I don’t know how old your children are but I don’t see anything wrong with them calling both Dad.
Dad, Daddy, Father is defined in the dictionary as, a man who exercises paternal care over other persons; paternal protector or provider: so for your children they must feel comfortable and secure to call him Dad.
Taylor, they will grow up and know the difference between their biological father and their stepfather with out a doubt. Maybe as they get older Dad transform into another form of endearment like Daddio or Pops but who knows.
Unless their father or Stepfather has an issue with sharing the term, don’t be overly concerned. If I were their Stepfather I would think of it as a compliment, they must really feel secure and loved.

Huge Muther Hugs,

One Tough Muther

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