I may or may not get flack for this from some people but I cannot sit back and take in this virtual trash any longer. 

For the past couple of days, posts have been popping up about this Instagram picture of Victoria Beckham giving her five year-old little girl a kiss on the lips. 

Oh. My. God! HOW could she?!? Excuse me while I finish laughing. 

Now we also have "experts" claiming there could be psychological damage caused by this method of affection...ahem.

This isn't the first time this argument has graced us with its presence but I wish it would be the last time. 

First of all mad people of the Internet (not everyone, I know many awesome people out there), kissing your child on the lips is not a big deal. 

am tired of grown adults sexualizing everything about our kids. Let them be kids, show them they are loved and how to love in a world that's so full of hate! 

When we talk about families and affection, we don't ever mention that most kisses come in the form of a quick peck. A quick peck that teaches your child how to show affection. It shows them they are loved.

Their innocent minds don't think like a corrupt adult. To them, a kiss or a hug is a form of expressing their love and gratitude. Nothing more. 

Are parents not guides to their children? Besides teaching them right from wrong, it is also our responsibility to show our children how to be loving, caring individuals.

Kissing is also a form of respect in many cultures. Look it up! 

If that's not your way of showing affection, that's OK. But please don't come at those who show affection in this way with burning torches. There are worse things in this world than a parent giving their child a loving peck.

As parents, we all try to do our best with what we have and what we know. We should be building each other up, not tearing each other down or making each other’s means feel wrong.

Posted by AME on behalf of all loving parents around the world. Edited in part by ReeseSpeaks. Image embedded via Instagram. Opinions and comments are our own. 

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  1. I really cannot understand why certain people have got so upset by this, I always kissed my kids on the lips when they were little and now my younger grandkids, there comes a point where they offer their cheeks and that is ok!

  2. I couldn't agree with you more! I am appalled at what our society has become - criticizing everybody for everything they do. I really think we've crossed a line when it's not okay for parents and children to be loving towards each other. My eleven year old will still occasionally give me a quick peck and no one will ever convince me that it's wrong.


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