Parenting

Kissing Your Kids on the Lips - OK or Creepy?

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As I was driving the kids to school this morning, I heard something on the radio that was truly upsetting. A woman called the radio station to complain about her husband and his five-year-old daughter from a previous marriage. You see, he KISSES HER ON THE LIPS as a form of affection and it skeeves her out because she "sees kissing as a sexual act."

The first thing I thought of when I heard this call was that this woman was C-R-A-Z-Y. Then, I thought, poor thing - she's jealous of a five year old! The DJ's all agreed that she was wrong, but some went on to justify their own behavior with their own children by saying that they come from very affectionate families.

Speaking for myself, my little family is VERY affectionate. We regularly "kiss on the lips," and let me assure this crazy ass woman that there is NOTHING sexual about this act. But I also thought about what the DJ's were saying and thought it interesting - I didn't come from an overtly affectionate family. We NEVER kissed on the lips, and yet I don't find it odd in the slightest that I have gone in the complete opposite direction with my own children.

What about you? Are you a lip kisser with your children? Were your parents lip kissers? Do you consider it a "sexual act" like this woman does? Do you think she's jealous of her five year old step-daughter? Please share!

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