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Subject: child an father
Category: Family and Home
Asked by: cznz-ga
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Posted: 05 Oct 2005 11:13 PDT
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Question ID: 576746
child calls father by name rather than "dad" is this ok?
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Subject: Re: child an father
From: pinkfreud-ga on 05 Oct 2005 11:20 PDT
I called both my father and my mother by their first names. This is
what they preferred. It is my opinion that people should be addressed
as they prefer to be addressed. If a child's father wants his kid to
call him by his first name, that's 'OK'. If the child chooses to do
this, but the father does NOT want to be called by his first name,
then it's not 'OK'.
Subject: Re: child an father
From: nelson-ga on 05 Oct 2005 14:14 PDT
It's just a bit odd to call one's parents by their first names. 
Teenagers may go through a phase when they try to do this, but they
eventually realize how odd this is.  (Does not apply to
step/foster/adopted parents; only natural parents.)
Subject: Re: child an father
From: vahagnjan-ga on 06 Oct 2005 10:27 PDT
I know several families where children call the parents by names and
as ? psychologist I did not notice that strange and negative. Even on
the contrary, often it creates an atmosphere of healthy friendship and
mutual understanding between parents and children. If certainly it is
not a result of absence of respect to you that could be arisen as a
result of any serious conflict.
Subject: Re: child an father
From: myoarin-ga on 06 Oct 2005 14:45 PDT
So it is only a matter between those two individuals, regardless of
how anyone on or off the family tree feels.
And in Germany, where one may correctly think that traditions on the
subject are more conservative, I know a couple of families in which
the kids always called their parents by their first names (one of
them, a well-situated, church-going Catholic family, if you were
thinking that this was somehow "wrong side of the tracks").
Subject: Re: child an father
From: jago8-ga on 09 Oct 2005 16:06 PDT
Lots of young kids go through this phase anyhow, because they copy
what their parents call each other.  Sometimes peer pressure at school
makes them stop doing it, sometimes not.  Some parents prefer it
anyhow, as pinkfreud says.  Odd schmod.
Subject: Re: child an father
From: computer_girl-ga on 22 Oct 2005 15:34 PDT
I think that this is not a good idea to let your child call his dad by
name , cause in my opinion this will make a gap after awhile in their
relationship !!
but may be your child is just calling him by name cause he doesn't
hear anyone saying "dad"!!
you know what when i was young my mother used to call my dad "dad" &
he called her "mom" so we got used to call them mom & dad .
may be you just need to ask him to call "dad" and you work on that by
calling dad too .
its better to do it now cause at teenage time it will be hard and difficult .
Subject: Re: child an father
From: gok_khan4048-ga on 29 Oct 2005 02:12 PDT
?'m from turkey and ?'m 17 years old. however we don't call our
parents as their first name.Cause is this; we respect our parents ?
can't say anyth?ng about your familiy but you can say the child: if
you respect me say me dad ok?

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