Friday, 21 August 2015
Parents told kissing children is ‘sexual’ New claims from America claim kids get 'confused' with kisses on the lips
PARENTS have been warned that kissing their kids on the lips is “too sexual”.
American doctor Charlotte Reznick claims that as the mouth is an erogenous zone, it should be a no-go zone for children.
She warns parents that a “kiss on the lips can be stimulating” — and potentially confusing.
She said: “If mommy kisses daddy on the mouth and vice versa, what does that mean, when I, a little girl or boy, kiss my parents on the mouth?”
Her claims have riled mums, with one user of website Cafemom scoffing, “’Experts’ also once said bicycles caused lesbianism.”
The jury is out on whether there is any truth in Reznick’s claims.
One person who definitely disagrees is clinical psychologist Sally-Anne McCormack.
She said: “There’s absolutely no way that kissing a young child on the lips is confusing for them in any way.
“That’s like saying breastfeeding is confusing.
“Some people might have issues with it, but it isn’t any more sexual than giving a baby a back rub.”