What is everyone's views on this subject. A couple who have a child. They split up and both have new partners and more children with those current partners. Do you think its acceptable for the child to call the step father/mother 'Dad' or 'Mum', when they still have a true father or mother. Who may of been stopped from seeing the child for various malicious reasons and the current partner has only been present in that said childs life for a year. In my own personal opinion i think it is very wrong. If either parent is still trying to stay in contact with that child and be part of their life still i think they only truely have one mother or father. I believe it confuses the child. And the heartache the biological father/mother has to endure is unacceptable. This said if someone is adopted, absent father/mother then yes i believe it is acceptable. I am not in this current situation myself - i am just simply wondering what other peoples views are on it.