Do you think it's okay for a step-parent to ever be called mom or dad?
A friend of mine was upset that her ex is called "dad" by his step-daughters even though he strictly forbid her new husband to have any type of nickname that her kids could call him. I personally don't like it when people have double standards like that, and was curious to see what you all think of it. I was also wondering if a parent has the right to dictate that to the other parent. My SIL calls her step-dad "Papa" to make it different but still acknowledge the fatherly role he's played in her life.