Find out why you should never kiss your kids on the mouth, according to psychologists

Children are among the purest beings in this environment. We can’t help but give them affection with physical gestures like hugs, caresses or even small kisses. However, this gesture mentioned in the past is not at all unanimous. Although some find it normal for parents to accept their children, there are also those who think otherwise.

Opinions are divided among psychologists

Among psychologists, the subject has the gift of divisibility. In the case of Dr. Charlotte Resnick, for example, she believes that a few passionate kisses from a parent can destabilize young children.

Writing for Mirror UK, she claimed that 4- to 6-year-olds are “sexually aware,” which means kisses with their parents, according to her, “create confusing emotional bonds.”

For his part, the French child psychiatrist, Stéphane Klerigthad, appears to be of the same opinion as Charlotte Resnick. Indeed, during his appearance on RTL radio waves, he said that “kissing on the mouth remains a privilege for lovers.”

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Some psychologists

While Charlotte Resnick and Stefan Klerjtayan don’t seem to commit to kissing babies at all, other psychologists find it to be a natural gesture.

This is especially the case with British psychologist, Heather Irvin Rundle, who said during an interview in an Australian media that kissing is not unhealthy at all, contrary to what many people think.

“It’s not sexual,” she says, and the fact that we don’t hesitate to kiss our kids in public is proof of that.

Before explaining:

“Children are taught that it is inappropriate touch that must be kept secret. The kind of touch that a child must not tell anyone.”

For Heather Irvine-Randell, consent of young children remains the most important no matter what.

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David Beckham kisses his daughter on the mouth and raises controversy

It is not only among psychologists that kissing a small child on the mouth is controversial. On the Internet, this topic is also talked about a lot because some have it and some not at all. David Beckham has made headlines more than once for the same reason. In January 2022, for example, the former soccer player responded to netizens by kissing his younger sister on the mouth.

On that day, Victoria Beckham’s husband just walked with his daughter Harper and wanted to share this beautiful moment with his subscribers. Except that instead of rejoicing at the ex-footballer, some netizens could not help but condemn his act. The picture of father and daughter kissing on the mouth did not end shocking.

In fact, some netizens believe that Harper is already grown up, so her father keeps kissing her on the mouth. Another even advised David to show his love for his youngest daughter through kisses on the forehead or cheek, but not on the lips as he did. That would be “unacceptable,” he said.

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Fortunately, David Beckham was still able to count on the support of other netizens who did not hesitate to defend the handsome blond.

“It’s a normal kiss without anything romantic or anything like that,” the post’s comments read.

Moreover, this is not the first time David Beckham has sparked controversy for the same reason. We’ve already seen him kiss his daughter online, but also in public, before. But while his gesture toward his daughter isn’t unanimous, it appears Brooklyn’s father Beckham had nothing to do with the attacks against him.

In a 2017 interview, he said it’s his way of showing his affection for his children. And as he revealed, it’s not just Harper who kisses him, but his sons as well. Recall that the former football player had four children from Victoria Beckham: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper.

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