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Is it really bad to kiss your child?

Reading and catching up with the weeks gossip, I saw a picture of Victoria Beckham kissing her little girl Harper on the lips and wishing her a happy birthday.

My first reaction was that it was super cute and sweet.

So I was then amazed to see her being trolled for putting this picture on Instagram.

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So we cannot kiss our children on the lips anymore? Come on guys, really!

Kissing our children should be a normality, and definitely not something to be frowned upon. I try and kiss my little man on the lips all the time – but he just runs away from me yelling ‘no mummy.’

Surely we want our children to grow up in a world where they are not afraid of showing their affection and feelings. So please someone explain to me and offer a suitable argument for not kissing our children on the lips?

It isn’t sexual and doesn’t mean anything other than that you love them. It is a way of showing that we care about our family and children.

I know people that still kiss their parents on the lips and they are grown up now.

There has been loads of support for the Beckham’s with a lot of mums sharing pictures of themselves kissing their little ones – well good on them.

I am also writing this to show my support. To shout that it isn’t wrong to kiss your child on the lips and that it is completely normal.

I probably try and kiss my child more than my husband on the lips if I am honest – I am sure he won’t mind me confessing that one!

So lets celebrate all the mummy’s, and daddy’s that express their love for their children by kissing them on the lips…and to all of those that don’t deem it appropriate to do so….fair enough!

Busy Working Mummy XOXO

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8 thoughts on “Is it really bad to kiss your child?

  1. I’m a cheek-kisser as that’s how I was brought up and consequently my children are but that doesn’t mean to say that I think kissing your child on the lips is wrong. Any affection between parent and child should be celebrated! That being said, I do find it a bit strange when I see an adult kissing their parent on the lips as adult kissing is usually driven by sexual desire. I think people have an issue with it as it’s difficult to separate the the sexual element from it no matter if the intent is purely affectionate. Such a good topic to discuss! Thank you for posting it! #bestandworst

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  2. Very interesting post. A topic that hits close to home for me.

    My mother kissed me on the lips when I was a child and I used to hate it. It left wrong to me as a child. I was very young and didn’t know how to explain my feelings very well. The fact that she seemed take offence to my failed attempts at communicating my discomfort only made me feel worse. Eventually I refused to be kissed on the lips by turning my head or by sucking my lips into my mouth.

    Now that I’m a mom myself I see how much that must have hurt her feelings. However, I don’t think my 4 year old feelings were any less important than hers and these kisses made me feel really uncomfortable. I wish she had asked me why I didn’t want to accept her kisses. I wish she had taken the time to understand my point of view.

    This is why I don’t kiss my baby on the lips. Only because I remember how it made me feel. Ultimately, I feel that there has to be consent at any age for just about any expression of love. We all express love differently but if it’s making the recipient uncomfortable, they don’t feel it as love. #bestandworst

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  3. Only just this morning when my 3yo was giving me a morning cuddle, he then said and a kiss mummy and he kissed me on the lips. Seriously, what’s wrong with that? I’m sure we won’t do the same when he’s 18!
    I say each to their own and whatever suits you. The world has gone insane if this is something that’s wrong and frowned upon.
    What message would I be giving him if I were to turn away?

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  4. Oh isn’t it absolutely ridiculous. I’m always getting kisses from both my kids and it’s lovely, I’m making the most of it because before I know it they will be all grown up and won’t even want to see us! Great post, thanks for sharing it with the #bestandworst

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