Stepdad Calls Stepchildren His Kids And Upsets Wife

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A man accidentally refers to his stepchildren as his own, causing tension in the family. His wife had asked him to correct the children when they called him "dad," but he forgot. When a teacher asked if he was their father, he said yes, causing his wife to correct him in front of the children.

Now, the children are calling him "dad" deliberately in front of their mother, causing more tension. The stepdad feels guilty for causing the tension and wonders if he's in the wrong in this situation. Read on to find out what the Reddit thinks.

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A stepfather's innocent mistake causes tension at home. After forgetting to correct the label of "dad" given by his step-son's piano teacher, the mother is upset as it goes against a previous agreement. The kids now call him "dad" on purpose and are distant with their real mother. The stepfather feels guilty for the unexpected outcome and wonders if he is to blame.

Reddit users weigh in on who's at fault, while the stepfather confronts the mother about her problematic relationship with her ex-husband. Read on to see what happens next in this situation.

Stepdad receives support for being a good parent figure 👍

Moonbat-lives | Moonbat-lives

Stepdad defends his love for stepchildren in face of criticism 👊

throwawayag7 | throwawayag7

Stepdad rightfully called dad by stepchildren, wife should be grateful 😊

mdthomas | mdthomas

Stepdad referred to as dad by stepchildren, commenters support him. ❤️

Willy3726 | Willy3726

Stepdad's love for stepchildren causes tension with wife 💔

Taddle_N_Ill_Paddle | Taddle_N_Ill_Paddle

Stepdad embraces role as 'Dad' to stepchildren, wife upset

toofat2serve | toofat2serve

Stepdad's not the a-hole for being called Dad; wife's insecurity.

miyuki_m | miyuki_m

Stepdad gets validation for treating stepkids as his own ❤️

Wetnosedcretin | Wetnosedcretin

Stepdad chooses not to correct kids but wife still upset 😔

Saberise | Saberise

Stepdad not in the wrong for letting stepkids call him dad.

Grakulen | Grakulen

Stepdad embraced by sons, wife struggles to accept - NTA 🤝

pinelogr | pinelogr

Stepdad rightfully upset over wife's issue with him loving stepchildren ❤️

No-End3167 | No-End3167

Stepdad bonds with stepkids, wife upset. NTA, be there for kids ❤️

EntrepreneurAmazing3 | EntrepreneurAmazing3

Stepdad considers adopting stepchildren after wife's unrealistic expectations.

KelsierIV | KelsierIV

Stepdad is NTA for calling stepchildren his kids.

Emmiburr | Emmiburr

Stepdad's love for stepchildren sparks family conflict ❤️

Curious-Mousse-8714 | Curious-Mousse-8714

Stepdad navigates potential family drama in blended household 👨‍👦

Wise-Caterpillar8301 | Wise-Caterpillar8301

Stepdad wins hearts but not wife's approval ❤️

19kitty_kat93 | 19kitty_kat93

Stepdad embraces role, upset wife deprives kids of connection 🤔

okayish_22 | okayish_22

Stepdad supports kids, wife upset - NTA 😊

TheBella1999 | TheBella1999

Respect the kids' choice and sit down with your wife. 👨‍👦‍👦

PhantomNiffler | PhantomNiffler

Love is not a competition! 🙌 Let the kids choose. NTA

Royal_Dragonfruit_12 | Royal_Dragonfruit_12

Stepdad's love for stepchildren causes disagreement with wife ❤️

llamaswithglasses | llamaswithglasses

Stepdad praised for being recognized as a father by stepkids 🙌

Kaiser93 | Kaiser93

Stepdad rightfully called dad by stepkids, wife needs to listen 🙄

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Stepdad embraces stepchildren, wife causes tension. 🤔

rachel_higs | rachel_higs

Stepdad defends himself against wife's insecurities. 🤷‍♂️

Guinea_Peach | Guinea_Peach

Stepdad earns stepkids' love, but wife's resentment. NTA.

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Stepdad dilemma: NTA for wanting to be called dad. 🧑‍👦‍👦 Kids' feelings matter.

thehufflepuffstoner | thehufflepuffstoner

Stepdad's love for stepchildren causes conflict with wife. NTA.

KingRaptor420 | KingRaptor420

Stepdad lets kids decide what to call him, wife upset. NTA 👍


Let the kids decide what to call you! 🙌 #NTA

livin4fun78 | livin4fun78

Stepdad is a dad to his stepchildren, NTA for accepting it 👍

Sea-Tea-4130 | Sea-Tea-4130

Two dads are better than one! 🌈👨‍👨‍👦 #NTA

Kirin2013 | Kirin2013

Stepdad rightfully claims his role but upsets wife. 😕

PrincessPurpleKisses | PrincessPurpleKisses

Being a dad vs. being a father: Stepdad earns respect 👍

chrissie7324 | chrissie7324

Stepdad's dilemma: NTA or NAH for calling stepchildren his kids?

Negative-Mud-4821 | Negative-Mud-4821

Stepdad and wife disagree on how to handle stepchildren's behavior 😒

Tractorfeed1008 | Tractorfeed1008

Stepdad defends stepchildren and calls out wife's behavior. NTA.

Initial_Number_4747 | Initial_Number_4747

Stepdad receives support for being called dad by stepchildren ❤️

SnooGiraffes3591 | SnooGiraffes3591

Let the kids decide who to call dad ❤️ NTA

BriCheese96 | BriCheese96

Respectful stepdad lets kids choose whether to call him dad. 👍

Whalesono | Whalesono

Being a stepdad doesn't diminish the role of a bio dad 😒

highfromkc | highfromkc

Stepdad's love for his stepchildren is beautiful and valid. 💜

G_Ram3 | G_Ram3

Stepdad is NTA for letting stepchildren call him dad. Wife's issue?

LarkspurSong | LarkspurSong

Stepdad's bond with stepchildren causes tension with wife ❤️

TooBad9999 | TooBad9999

Being a father isn't just about biology. 👨‍👧‍👦

Caffeine-IVdrip | Caffeine-IVdrip

Let's talk it out: NTA suggests open communication is key 🗣️

Sensitive_Rip_3641 | Sensitive_Rip_3641

Stepdad earns title of “Dad” from stepchildren, NTA 🙌

Visual_Amoeba862 | Visual_Amoeba862

Stepdad embraces role, wife upset over nothing. 🤷‍♂️

Tough_Stretch | Tough_Stretch

Stepdad unintentionally upsets wife by calling stepchildren his kids. NTA.

Snoo5911 | Snoo5911

Stepdad's love for his stepchildren causes family tension. #NTA ❤️

jski82 | jski82

Stepdad is NTA for considering stepchildren as his own kids 😌

miasabine | miasabine

Stepdad bonds with stepchildren over love, not title ❤

Zealousideal_Cow_972 | Zealousideal_Cow_972

Stepdad wins hearts of stepchildren, wife disapproves. #FamilyDrama 😔

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Stepdad receives praise for being a loving parent ❤️👏

sheused2Bnormal | sheused2Bnormal

Stepdad earns kids' love, wife feels threatened. NTA. 👏

StopAngerKitty | StopAngerKitty

Stepdad is not the a**hole for wanting to be called dad.

Adventurous_Leopard5 | Adventurous_Leopard5

Stepdad should be able to be called dad by stepchildren. NTA.

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Stepdad praised for being a great dad to stepchildren ❤️

Philodendronphan | Philodendronphan

Let the children decide who they call dad 👨‍👦‍👦

rickallen71 | rickallen71

Stepdad wins at fatherhood despite wife's insecurities. 🏆

HootzMcToke | HootzMcToke

Stepdad is NTA for calling stepchildren his kids, wife upset

SourSkittlezx | SourSkittlezx

Stepdad lovingly claims stepchildren, wife upset for no reason.

angeluscado | angeluscado

Stepdad defends stepkids, blames wife’s insecurities. 🤷‍♂️

ManaSpellFae | ManaSpellFae

Let the kids decide what to call you. 🧒👦 Listen up, stepmom!

Johoski | Johoski

Stepdad shows love for stepchildren, wife insecure and upset. 💕

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Stepdad plays important role in stepchildren's lives, wife overreacts. 💙

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Stepdad steps up, wife needs to back off 👨‍👧‍👦

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Stepdad prioritizes kids' wishes over wife's, sparking controversy. 🤔

Dancingthewire | Dancingthewire

Stepdad earns NTA for wanting to be called dad 👨‍👧‍👦

LingonberryPrior6896 | LingonberryPrior6896

Stepdad bonds with stepchildren, earns NTA judgment 👍

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Stepdad embraces stepchildren, wife needs to chill 😎

Tpiranha | Tpiranha

Being a step-parent is tough, but if the kids call you dad...

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