The Name Game

with Ron Deal | February 1, 2019

The terms people use to refer to one another really matter. A stepparent would love to be called "Mom" or "Dad," but children may feel uncomfortable calling them that. On the other hand, kids don't want to hurt the feelings of their biological parents so they may use one term in public and another in private. So, parents, here's what you do. Give children your permission to use the labels that are most comfortable to them. Don't force them to use your label. Be okay with theirs.

The terms people use to refer to one another really matter. A stepparent would love to be called "Mom" or "Dad," but children may feel uncomfortable calling them that. On the other hand, kids don't want to hurt the feelings of their biological parents so they may use one term in public and another in private. So, parents, here's what you do. Give children your permission to use the labels that are most comfortable to them. Don't force them to use your label. Be okay with theirs.

The Name Game

With Ron Deal
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February 01, 2019
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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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