Should I let my 2 year old call my partner's parents grandma and grandpa?

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Should I let my 2 year old call my partner's parents grandma and grandpa?

ginainohio ginainohio
Should i allow my 2 year old to call my partners parents grandma and grandpa. When they haven't been around for the first 2 years of her life, now me and her have been together for 4 years.So torn
05/29/2012
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Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
This is something you should talk about with your partner and her parents. If they would act weird about it, it will only hurt your child.
05/29/2012
Beck Beck
I say no because it's not really your choice or the choice of the partners parents. It is your child's choice. Your toddler isn't old enough to decide, so I would leave it as what they are. When he is old enough to understand he can decide if they are grandma and grandpa if he wants to. Don't push it onto him. This can be confusing to him especially if he knows he has grand parents from your side and from his father's side.
05/30/2012
reinkaos reinkaos
I would say if it is definitely a long lasting relationship then it is okay
05/30/2012
Rockasaurus Rockasaurus
I think having strong familial ties is a good thing, and part of that can be included in the terminology of "grandma and grandpa" but ultimately it's a call that you and your partner have to make.
05/30/2012
britanny0620 britanny0620
I think you and your partner should talk about that to see what you think - but in my personal opinion if you're in a relationship that you expect to last long-term and such, and there's no real reason why your child shouldn't (such as, negative reactions from the grandparents in question); then that's fine. Alternatively, find another name for them. ((My mom is 'Mema' to my son, and my boyfriend's kids call his parents 'Nana' and 'Papa'))
05/30/2012
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