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View Poll Results: Do you kiss your kids on the lips?
Yes 32 59.26%
No 22 40.74%
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Why wouldn't parents kiss their kids on the lips? Isn't that what all parents do? You know, kiss their kids on the lips to show their love? Apparently, some people find the idea of a parent kissing his or her son or daughter on the lips deranged and disgusting. But who?

Should parents kiss their kids on the lips? - CNN.com
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:05 PM
 
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Yes. We do. We are a very affectionate family. We snuggle, hug and kiss a whole lot. I see nothing wrong with it.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Why wouldn't parents kiss their kids on the lips? Isn't that what all parents do? You know, kiss their kids on the lips to show their love? Apparently, some people find the idea of a parent kissing his or her son or daughter on the lips deranged and disgusting. But who?

Should parents kiss their kids on the lips? - CNN.com

Why not. We kiss everyone in our family on the lips. Aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, moms, dads, grandparents, in-laws, etc. Of course we're a larger Italian family and that's how we do it.


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Old 10-16-2010, 11:55 PM
 
Location: BK All Day
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We where always a cheek kissing family.

I remember once when I was little I saw two people kissing on tv. Like REALLY kissing. Then I tried to kiss my mom like that, because I loved her right? Then she had to explain to me thats how mommies kiss daddies, and not how Emmys kiss their mommies.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:01 AM
 
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I kissed my daughter on the lips as a baby but just a peck, ive seen mothers look like they were making out with there children.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:06 AM
 
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I do not kiss my children on the lips. When they were infants, I didn't want to spread my germs to them. As 3 or 4 year olds, I recalling kissing them on the lips a few times because they wanted to kiss me on the lips----just a quick kiss. I don't think it's appropriate for adults to initiate kissing young children on the lips. It's their personal space. It's not something an adult should automatically take from them. It has to be something children initiate.

We're very affectionate family though. I kiss my children everywhere else on their faces (foreheads mostly but sometimes cheeks and noses), anywhere on their heads (usually the top), their arms, their hands. I ruffle their hair. LOL I hug them ALL THE TIME, multiple times a day. I'm very affectionate. There isn't a day that goes by without my children getting hugs and kisses----even still as adults now. But kissing on the lips is not something I do with my children (who are now adults). To me, kissing on the lips is sexual.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:17 AM
 
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Why are lips personal space but cheeks and hands and hair and noses aren't???
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I see no problem with it. However, in our American culture I would suggest it not continue past a certain age. It will start to look weird to others.

I do kiss my niece on the lips. It started when she was very young. When she was quite young my sister taught her the "eskimo kiss." You know, that's when you rub your noses. So, I would hug her, kiss her, and have an "eskimo kiss." It just became habit, and that's still how we greet each other. I do not have to initiate the kiss, either. Once she gets her hug, she's ready for her kiss.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:24 AM
 
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I see no problem with it. However, in our American culture I would suggest it not continue past a certain age. It will start to look weird to others.

I do kiss my niece on the lips. It started when she was very young. When she was quite young my sister taught her the "eskimo kiss." You know, that's when you rub your noses. So, I would hug her, kiss her, and have an "eskimo kiss." It just became habit, and that's still how we greet each other. I do not have to initiate the kiss, either. Once she gets her hug, she's ready for her kiss.
My older son does an "Eskimo American" kiss (his words). That's when we kiss on the lips and our nose tips touch LOL.
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Old 10-17-2010, 12:27 AM
 
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Why are lips personal space but cheeks and hands and hair and noses aren't???
Because I consider kissing on the LIPS as sexual. The other places, I do not consider sexual. You might not agree. That's your choice. How I feel about it is my choice.
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