calls me by my first name.
daughter has been calling me by my first name for the past six
months. She also calls me Mommy, but I am trying to eliminate her
calling me by my first name. I have tried asking her to not to
call me by my first name, because that's disrespectful. When she
slips, I have tried reminding her to call me Mommy . I am not
having a lot of success. Any tips on what I can do?
child calls you by your first name because she hears
other people say it. There's no disrespect intended. In fact, it's
a sign of how good she is at picking up social cues. Reasoning
with her and reminding her won't work, as you've found out.
Instead, simply don't respond when she calls you by your first
name. Pretend you didn't hear her and go on about your business.
Then when she calls you Mommy, respond quickly. In fact, every so
often when she calls you Mommy, tell her how much you like that.
Calling you mommy means she's very special, because she's the only one
(apart from siblings) who can
call you that.
If you do this, she'll start calling you mommy.
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