My friend and I knew each before kids . I have 6 yr old and she 4 yr . They are best friends and play really well . She is a single mom and no input from father . Her decision . Son unaware of any Dad - again her decision .<br>we were out recently and we overheard my dd saying u have no daddy u have a mummy . She asked me to tell her not to say it again which I did. Later I get message telling me her son was inconsolable and so was she at what was said . I replied I was sorry they were upset however what had the pair being talking about as it wasn’t said in a nah nah fashion and more a statement . <br>She said it didn’t matter what they were talking a about ,that she shouldn’t have said it and no other of his friends say it , that she needs to know about different families ... he views that as similar to someone saying he is ugly / fat ! <br>Now I didn’t condone anyone being cruel about such things . <br>She wasn’t being mean it was a statement like saying his hair is spiky . <br>Anyway I’ve not heard a word since from her and I can imagine she is telling everyone how awful we are ! <br>I know it’s a sensitive topic for her but you can’t expect children to understand that and I really don’t agree with her comparing her situ with negatives , she had made her point about not saying it at the time. <br>Interested to know what others think when young kids say stuff that unintentionally causes insults / rifts &amp; if it’s worth ‘going back ‘ on any of this .