Friends frequently ask me "What's she going to call you?" in reference to my my 10-month-old foster daughter. I usually shrug and hold out hope that they will give advice, or at least an opinion, but no such luck. She is my fourth foster child and I still don't have the answer.
My foster daughter currently has three words in her vocabulary: "Asia" pronounced "Aja" which is her babysitter's name, "Bye-bye" and "Hi." I haven't taught her anything to call me and I'm wondering if that's a problem. Should I tell her to call me "Rebecca?" Or maybe "aunty?" Complicating matters, I have an adopted 6-month-old who will be calling me mommy soon. Won't they both want to call me "mommy?" Do I correct my foster daughter to call me something else?
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