Saturday 29 August 2015

Parents Defend Right To Kiss Their Children On The Lips After Doctor Calls It 'Sexual' and 'Confusing'

Mums and dads have been sharing their kissing selfies in defiance after the doctor's comments went viral

Last week an American psychologist's controversial comments, originally made in 2010, went viral and caused a stir in the parenting community.
Mums and dads responded with outrage to Dr Charlotte Reznick's opinion thatparents should not kiss their children on the lips as it is 'sexual'.

She said: "As a child gets to 4 or 5 or 6 and their sexual awareness comes about... the kiss on the lips can be stimulating to them.
"Even if that never occurs to a child, it's just too confusing! If mommy kisses daddy on the mouth and vice versa, what does that mean when I, a little girl or boy, kiss my parent on the mouth?

"If I had to answer when to stop kissing your kids on the lips, it would be now."

Mum and blogger Louise Rodgers, aka The Puzzled Mummy, wrote the below post defending her right to kiss her own child.
Once she posted it on her Facebook page, other parents followed suit and began posting 'kissing selfies' in defiance. 

Louise Rodgers
Louise Rodgers aka The Puzzled Mummy wrote a blog post defending her right to kiss her child on the lips

Over the past couple of days I have been collecting 'kissing selfies' of parents and their children. Here's why.
It has been all over parenting news recently that comments have been made by Dr. Charlotte Reznick in regards to kissing your child on the lips.
According to Dr Reznick, we should stop kissing our children on the mouth, as she believes it is "too sexual."
She gave the following statements in order to validate her point:

1) If mummy kisses daddy on the mouth and vice versa, what does that mean, when a little girl or boy kisses their parents on the mouth?

"Is this a trick question? Some kind of screwed up riddle? Let me have a go at cracking it. I'm guessing that mummy and daddy kiss on the mouth because...erm...well...they love each other? They are showing affection?
"And as for what this means when a parent kisses their child on the mouth, then I'm going to hazard a guess here and say I'm pretty sure it means the same thing! Where does the sexual part come in here?
"Kissing is different in many cultures. Some cultures kiss on the mouth, some kiss both cheeks, and some rub noses! But the one key thing they have in common is the fact that it's a display of affection.
Via - Daily Mirror

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