Psychologists Reveal That Kissing Your Children On The Lips Is Not As Good As We Thought It Was
Recently, Victoria Beckham posted a picture on her social media of her kissing her son Brooklyn on the lips while wishing him a happy birthday. This brought upon the debate whether parents should kiss their children on the lips or not?
Many people were for the action as they said that it made the children feel loved and they felt safe while on the other side the sentiment was something different. Many people argued that this is wrong and is also quite unhealthy.
1Kissing on the lips
Parents have been kissing their children on the lips for ages. This is not something new but something that has been around for ages. This is something that has never been a topic for public discussion. But, now it seems like many people are divided on the topic and can’t decide whether it is a good or bad thing.
2Why do parents kiss on the lips?
Parents have been kissing their children on the lips as an act of love. This is how parents express their love for their children. Parents will play with, cuddle or kiss their children in moments of joy, happiness or excitement. According to most parents kissing is the best way of expressing love and affection.
3The heated online debate
According to psychologist Charlotte Reznick kissing on the lips is something parents should not be doing. Why? According to her, it teaches the child that their body border is open and that anyone can invade this privacy of theirs. This is also promoted by the act of force-feeding and aggressive tickling.
4There is an age for this
Acceding to Charlotte there is a certain age for this when the child is able to understand the context of these actions. Performing these on a young child with a developing mind might just send the wrong signals and teach them that these acts are okay which is wrong. A young child has a very impressionable mind.
Kissing on the lips, force-feeding and aggressive tickling at a very young age can teach the child that these are okay things to do. The child at that age cannot understand that they have the right to say no. Charlotte also adds that this will build something called “victim syndrome” where the child even when grown up with hesitate to say ‘No’ in certain situations.