I am a Director for a Child Development Center. I have a divorced couple who have one son who is four years of age. The father who only has visitation Tuesday/Thursday 4:30PM-6:30PM, every other weekend, and every other holiday has decided to call his son by a different name other than his given name. The child never responds to this name nor even ask to be called that name.
We continue to call him by his given name. How harmful can this be for a child this age? This child already has self esteem issues due to the different life styles both parents have on raising their son.