Doctor warns parents not to kiss children on lips, claiming it is ‘sexual’ and ‘confusing’
Comments made by the American professor have gone viral again this week, and are sure to spark debate among parents
Picture the scene: a mum drops her child off at the school gates, says goodbye and kisses her little one on the lips before departing.
How would you react to this? With disgust, concern or indifference?
And would you change your mind depending on the age of the child, or their gender?
An American doctor has sparked a fierce debate online after she suggested that parents shouldn’t kiss their child on the lips at all because it could be ‘confusing’.
Dr Charlotte Reznick, a child and educational psychologist at Californian university, UCLA, gave a quote to The Stir in 2010 when Harry Connick Jr was photographed kissing his eight-year-old daughter on the lips.
At the time, she said: “If you start kissing your kids on the lips, when do you stop? It gets very confusing.”