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 .She said:
"If you start kissing your kids on the lips, when do you stop? It gets very confusing."As a child gets to 4 or 5 or 6 and their sexual awareness comes about (and some kids have an awareness earlier - as when we notice they start masturbating 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."
"Even if that never occurs to a child, it's just too confusing! If mommy kisses daddy on the mouth and vice versa, what does that mean when I, a little girl or boy, kiss my parent on the mouth?