Is it ok...?
  • Michelle
  • Hampstead Town, Greater London, GB
  • about 1 month ago

Kissing Question 💋

A strange one, which I feel a little awkward about. I read an article recently about kissing your children on the lips, and when this should stop (and how ultimately, you shouldn’t do it). It’s not something I’d ever thought about, but now, I’m thinking about it all the time, and it’s weirding me out! Thoughts from you guys?
  • n
  • about 1 month ago

These stuff makes me sad. I remember i was always mouth kissed by mom and granny. I even remember the situation when i was already going to school (about 5 or 6 year old) and realized dad never wanted to kiss me on lips and gave me cheek. I asked him why and he said mouth is only for a spouse. I got mad and wanted to get mouth kiss like mama gives me😁 the sexual harasment is for sure a big issue and mostly comes from family members sadly. But i doubt that if someone is sick sexual abuser this rule would stop them. And to make it weird for normal people who kiss their children with innocent love feels very wrong to me.

  • J
  • about 1 month ago

Totally agree kissing your children because you love them doesn't make you a sexual predator and is sad that dad's feel they can't kiss their own daughters without been seen as something else. When I was little I kissed my dad bit now we do cheek kiss. I love him and that's a way to show it. Nothing sexual about. My kids kiss each other its so cute 😘

  • J
  • about 1 month ago

*but

  • J
  • 2 months ago

It's awful how these things become sexualised. It is fine to kiss your children so long as they are comfortable with it. There is nothing at all weird about showing love to your own children with kisses and hugs. Why turn it into something it's not 🤷‍♀️

  • S
  • 3 months ago

I personally don’t feel comfortable with it. But I don’t judge parents that do it. It’s definitely a cultural thing for people. However they were raised.

  • R
  • 3 months ago

I don’t kiss my kids on the lips. No one else besides my husband is going to be kissing them

  • W
  • 6 months ago

Idk why this is even a question. There are so many societal “norms” that are “unacceptable”. My 16 year old stopped kissing me on the mouth when she got her first boyfriend. Probably around 12/13. My sons will stop kissing me when they choose to. This isn’t something I force on them. I quit kissing my gramma on the mouth when I was about 7. My mom was not a mouth kisser either so I believe it all started for me with my daughter. That’s how she kissed me. I would give her my cheek (same as my boys) and they turn my head every time to kiss my mouth. I’m not going to make them feel this is wrong. When THEY decide it’s over I’ll be ok, but society will not tell me that my kids can’t kiss me on the mouth.

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