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A while back, Victoria Beckham and David Beckham came under fire after posting pictures of themselves kissing their kids on the lips. Many people were outraged, calling the practice weird, or even dangerous.

One person, in particular, Dr. Charlotte Reznik was especially against it, saying that it was ‘too sexual.’ Not only that, but she went on to say that it’s confusing to children. “If mummy kisses daddy on the mouth and vice versa, what does that mean, when I, a little girl or boy, kiss my parents on the mouth?” she said.

Reznik is the author of ‘The Power of Your Child’s Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety Into Joy and Success’ and while some agreed that showing affection to your child through mouth kisses seemed strange, others were not so sure. Of course, another parenting expert came to the rescue of the team kissing parents.

Clinical psychologist Sally-Anne Mccormack told the Sun, “There is absolutely no way that kissing a young child on the lips is confusing for them in any way.

“That’s like saying breastfeeding is confusing. Some people might have issues with it, but it isn’t any more sexual than giving a baby a back rub.”

The only way this would be problematic is if your child was uncomfortable with the kiss and has voiced it, but their opinion is continuously overlooked. Of course, there will come a day when the time to kiss your child on the mouth has passed, especially if they have expressed that they don’t want to.

Outside of that-it’s ultimately between you and yours. Honestly, I have to agree that saying that a kiss on the mouth is too sexual is a bit over the top. I have seen parents kiss their kids on the mouth all my life, and I assure you, none meant any harm. Studies have shown that parental affection helps to ease anxiety. So, make your choices and mind your own.