LaurelLee Loftsgard from the Dickinson Press out of no other than Dickinson, North Dakota writes about the Kissing Your Children on the Lips in Public Places Debate. Actually, I have never run into this as being a blogable issue. Nevertheless, anything goes these days, I guess. This piece stops short of giving some definitive answers, either sociologically or psychologically. So it is up to parents to decide. I would like to hear your thoughts on this debate. Read the excerpt; go to the source; write a comment below.
Kissing Your Children on the Lips in Public Places Debate
“Sealed with a controversy: Public debates whether parents should kiss their children on the lips”
“FARGO — In the past few months, the media and blogosphere have been abuzz with stories of parent-child affection.”
“From celebrities mouth-feeding their babies or a Time magazine cover featuring a photo of a mother breast-feeding a 3-year-old …”
“But one less extreme display of affection has been around for many years, and is still questionable in some families: Should parents kiss their children on the lips?”
“Parents kissing their children on the lips is a touchy subject that brings up a wide variety of opinions.”
“Dr. Charlotte Reznick, a child and educational psychologist at UCLA, told “The Stir” blog that she sees the downside of kissing your kids on the lips all too frequently.”
““The answer is in your question,” Reznick told the blog when asked for the perfect age. “ If you start kissing your kids on the lips, when do you stop? It gets very confusing.””
“Shannon Terry, a sociology instructor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead shares why parents and children kissing has become such a social stigma.”
““I think it’s because it’s seen as a prelude to sexual behavior in a way,” Terry says. “ And just from movies and the media, I think has really tied it to sex instead of just affection.””
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