Q. My son and daughter-in-law have been separated for a yr. They’ve shared custody of their 4-year-old son. My son was very sad however selected to place up with it till he met another person. Daughter-in-law didn’t deal with the breakup nicely. There was a number of crying, screaming, threats, accusations, and harassment by cellphone, textual content and e-mail. Consequently, my son will barely speak to her. They minimally co-parent. Son initially got here up with a novel nickname for the kid to name his girlfriend however within the final week I’ve heard the kid and my son confer with her as Mommy. Once I spoke to my son about this, he obtained defensive, stated the kid did it spontaneously, and that his girlfriend is a greater mother to the kid than his actual mother. Though she appears very good, she’s not a greater mother, they only have completely different parenting kinds. Am I fallacious? What’s good ex-etiquette?