An American Female Doctor has sparked a fierce debate online after she suggested that parents should stop kissing their Child on the lips at all because it is ‘sexual’ and could be ‘confusing’.
The comments made by the American professor have gone viral, and are sure to spark debate among parents.
According to Dr. Charlotte Reznick, a child, and educational psychologist at Californian University, UCLA, “if you start kissing your child on the lips, when do you stop? it gets very confusing.”
Reznick argues that this action can confuse children in other social situations
“As a child gets to 4 or 5 or 6 and their sexual awareness comes about and some kids have awareness earlier; as when we notice they start m*sturbat!ng at 2 or 3 sometimes – they just discover their private parts and it feels good, the kiss on the lips can be stimulating to them.”
Dr. Reznick continues: “even if that never occurs to a child, it’s just too confusing! If daddy kisses mommy on the mouth and vice versa, what does that mean when I, a little girl or boy, kiss my parent on the mouth?
“If i had to answer when to stop kissing your kids on the lips, it would be now.”
The Doctor’s comments have recently gone viral again online, sparking yet another debate between parents, and among people who have no children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, a family therapist, disagrees with the theory, telling yahoo parenting: “it’s important that parents keep and maintain boundaries with their children, certainly, but in terms of expressing affection this feels within the realm of normal.”