Lip Kissing?

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Lip Kissing?
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Wed, 09-22-2010 - 1:53pm

Should bioparents kiss their kids on the lips? What about steps (or legal guardian)?



Does gender make a difference? Does age?



Do you?



Curious becasue of this from CNN: http://articles.cnn.com/2010-09-21/living/tf.parents.kiss.children_1_kiss-advice-kids?_s=PM:LIVING

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Registered: 08-16-2010
In reply to: ichoosehope
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:06pm

I kiss all my kids on the lips. It's comfortable for us. When it stops being comfortable for either one of us, it will stop.

Gender doesn't matter...comfort of either parent or child does.

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Registered: 09-18-2006
In reply to: ichoosehope
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:09pm

I kiss my 3yr old DS on his lips. So does DH (his BD).



Most of the time I kiss my 10yr old DD on the lips because that is where her comfort level is.



I haven't kissed my 13yr old DD on the lips in a few years because that is where her comfort level is.



I have never and will never kiss my 10yr old DSS on the lips because that is where my comfort level is. There are times when my DH (his BD) does kiss him on the lips and I think they are both comfortable with that.



DH (SD) has never and will never kiss my DD's on the mouth because that's



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Registered: 08-11-2004
In reply to: ichoosehope
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:11pm
Sometimes I feel like we're becoming too sexualized as a society. Breastfeeding is gross because breasts are only for sex. Kissing your kids on the lips is gross because you only kiss your sexual partner that way. Etc, etc.






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Registered: 08-27-2007
In reply to: ichoosehope
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:23pm

I do it to Bryn all the time. Its more cultural for us. I dont see anything wrong with it. Shes 6. She will probably outgrow it when it becomes developmentally inappropriate.



That article was so transparent. She is jealous of her stepdaughter being the object of her fathers attention and is willing to go out on a limb and infer that its sexual to get her way. I find that disgusting.

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In reply to: ichoosehope
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:34pm

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Registered: 11-07-2004
In reply to: ichoosehope
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:36pm

She is jealous of her stepdaughter being the object of her fathers attention and is willing to go out on a limb and infer that its sexual to get her way.



I agree with that.



I find that disgusting



I don't find it disgusting as much as narrow, maybe? Maybe she didn't grow up that way? OTOH maybe she really *does* want more kissing and thinks her DH kisses his DD too much.

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Registered: 01-20-2010
In reply to: ichoosehope
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:37pm
It all depends on one's personal comfort level. What I find the most disgusting is this woman being not wanting to share her DH's lips with her SD. Repulsive IMO. And won't be shocked to see her marriage not last!
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Registered: 05-19-2009
In reply to: ichoosehope
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:38pm

Gender doesn't matter...comfort of either parent or child does>>>

I agree with this.

Sometimes my teen DS still gives me the sweetest kisses on the cheek and says "I love you Mom" out of the blue.

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Registered: 08-11-2004
In reply to: ichoosehope
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:38pm
DS6 and SO kiss on the lips, I don't see anything sexual or disgusting or "pedo" about it at all.






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Registered: 11-07-2004
In reply to: ichoosehope
Wed, 09-22-2010 - 2:38pm
I kiss my 5 yr old niece and 2 yr old nephew on the lips and did the same with my kids when they were younger. My kids aren't wanting that anymore - barely wanting cheek kissing without whining that they aren't babies anymore, Mom!

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