Dr. Charlotte Reznick, author of The Power Of Your Child's Imagination, writes: "A kiss on the lips can be a form of stimulation ... It's just too complicated. If mum kisses dad on the lips and vice versa, it refers to the situation when a little girl or boy kisses her parents on the lips. If I had to answer when to stop kissing my children on the lips, I'd say now.
The scientist goes even further - he notes that lips are an erogenous zonewhich should not be carelessly stimulated by parents.
Not all researchers agree with this view. "There is absolutely no reason why kissing a small child on the lips can be perceived in a way other than a normal gesture of tenderness," says clinical psychologist Sally-Anne McCormack. "It's like saying: breastfeeding can be confusing for a child. Some people may have problems with natural feeding, but it has absolutely nothing to do with sexual stimulation. "
What do you think? Do you kiss your children on the lips?