Children are among the purest beings in this environment. We can not help but give them affection with physical movements such as hugs, caresses or even small kisses. However, the latter gesture is not at all unanimous. While some find it normal for parents to kiss their children, there are also those who think the opposite.
Opinions are divided among psychologists
Among psychologists, the subject has the gift of dividing. In the case of doctor Charlotte Reznick, for example, she believes that small loving kisses from parents can destabilize toddlers.
She wrote to Mirror UK, claiming that children aged 4 to 6 are “self-conscious about their sexuality”, meaning that kissing with their parents could, she says, “create confusing emotional bonds”.
For his part, the French child psychiatrist Stéphane Clergethad seems to be of the same opinion as Charlotte Reznick. During his appearance on RTL’s radio, he actually said that “kissing on the mouth remains the privilege of lovers”.
Some psychologists are for
While Charlotte Reznick and Stéphane Clergetayant do not seem to stick to kissing children on the mouth at all, other psychologists find it a normal gesture.
This is especially the case for the British psychologist, Heather Irvine-Rundle, who during an interview in an Australian media said that kissing is not unhealthy at all, contrary to what many people think.
“It’s not sexual,” she says, and the fact that we do not hesitate to kiss our children in public, she says, is proof of that.
Before you explain:
“Children learn that the touch that is inappropriate is the one that must be kept secret. The type of touch that the child is not allowed to tell anyone. »
For Heather Irvine-Rundle, the consent of young children remains paramount no matter what.
David Beckham kisses his daughter on the mouth and causes controversy
It is not only among psychologists that it is controversial to kiss a small child on the mouth. On the internet, the topic is also much talked about as some are for it and others not at all. David Beckham has made headlines more than once for the same reason. In January 2022, for example, the ex-football player responded to Internet users by kissing his little sister on the mouth.
That day, Victoria Beckham’s husband had just gone for a walk with his daughter Harper and wanted to share this beautiful moment with his subscribers. Except that instead of rejoicing over the former football player, some internet users could not help but condemn his action. The image of the father and his daughter kissing the mouth is not done shocking.
Some netizens actually think Harper is already an adult, so her dad keeps kissing her on the mouth. Another even advised David to show his love for his younger daughter through kisses on the forehead or on the cheek, but not on the lips, as he did. That would be “unacceptable” according to him.
Fortunately, David Beckham was still able to count on the support of other internet users who did not hesitate to come to the defense of the beautiful blonde.
“It’s a normal kiss without anything romantic or anything like that,” reads the post’s comments.
Moreover, this is not the first time that David Beckham has created controversy for the same reason. We had already seen him kiss his daughter on the internet before, but also in public. But although his gesture towards his daughter is not unanimous, it seems that the father of Brooklyn Beckham has nothing to do with the attacks on him.
In a 2017 interview, he said it’s his way of showing his love for his children. And as he revealed, it is not only Harper he is kissing, but also his sons. Remember the former footballer had four children with Victoria Beckham: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper.