Why it is better not to kiss children on the lips, according to a psychologist

The Kisses on the mouth made by parents to children can be seen as innocent by parents, especially because they see the act without malice and as one more way to show them love, it is something that seems very common among some people, but that it is not recommended that you kiss your little ones on the lipsaccording to experts in psychology.

But why is it said that it is not recommended if it seems like a sincere and simple action that is carried out with children? And it is that people usually kiss children, but just as there are areas in the bodies that cannot be touched, there are areas that should not be kissed because they could confuse minors, which is why child rearing experts do not recommend this action.

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Reasons why it is better not to kiss children

According to Charlotte Reznick, expert psychologist in child rearing, there are limits or boundaries in the body, and if the parents cross them then they are teaching the children that anyone can enter all the territories of their body without any problem and without any differentiation.

This is what the psychologist calls victim syndrome, where parents educate their children in such a way that they don’t learn to say noOf course, kissing on the mouth is not the only way to develop this disorder, but force feeding, aggressive tickling and similar behaviors can also contribute.

Another reason adults are not recommended to kiss children is because it’s unhygienic, and it can be dangerous especially for children under five years old since at that age their immune system is not yet fully strengthened and the little ones could get sick.

Why it is better not to kiss children on the lips, according to a psychologist PHOTO: PEXELS

Also, let’s remember that children learn by example, so if they see that their parents kiss them on the lips without any problem, could begin to replicate this behavior outside the family nucleus, even with other adults and well, not all people are good.

Hence, the psychologist recommends that it is better than adults only kiss children on the cheeks or forehead and teach them what are the limits that an older person should not cross, even if you think that nothing is wrong, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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Then, this innocent act of kissing children on the lips could lead in some case to child abuseRemember that for the cases to occur, they can also be committed by older children who abuse minor children and invading spaces as personal as the lips can definitely be considered an abuse, either by adults or other children.

Why it is better not to kiss children on the lips, according to a psychologist

Why it is better not to kiss children on the lips, according to a psychologist PHOTO: PEXELS

And as we already said, we know that parents do not do it with bad intentions, but as you see, a small gesture such as a kiss on the lips can lead to unpleasant and harmful things for children, so it would be best not to resort to this type of practices.

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