Can parents kiss a child on the lips and to what age?
“There is no clear answer, someone will say “in any case”, someone — “what is it, because the kids have all the places to kiss.” Each family decides in its own way to kiss their children on the lips or not, and much here depends on what families parents grew up, what was allowed and what is prohibited.
If still the child is accepted to kiss on the lips, then let it be only mom and dad and other relatives may kiss on the cheeks or forehead, because the mouth is a very intimate area.
And the second point that is important to consider: somewhere after a year and a half the baby begins to declare their desires or unwillingness, this also applies to kisses from parents. The child can already declare his unwillingness to be kissed, shouted and pulled out, it is important to notice and listen.”
“In different cultures is valid corpus of its overt and covert rules about kissing. In Russia, a kiss is often an intimate gesture.
When you can kiss a child on the lips:
If the baby is not yet 3 years old (age approximate, 3 years — this is the age of the beginning of role-playing games at home and in kindergarten). He’s asking for it. Like when you put him to bed or Wake him up. The child should not kiss on the lips:
If he is already 3 years old and he goes to kindergarten, communicates and plays with other children in role-playing games (“daughter-mother”, “police”). A child can include you in this role-playing game, turning the gesture of intimacy into a ritual of getting love from a parent (like “dad from mom”).
The little boy goes to various tricks to get love and attention, adequacy of methods determined by what is allowed by the parent. If he asks you not to. Even if the child does not explain the reasons, subconsciously he feels that “something is wrong”, “so do only a couple”, “I’m an adult/s”.
Your child is trying to grow up, and to prevent him in these attempts is not useful. If the child insists painfully on it and demands observance of this ritual. Instead of fulfilling the requirement, you should pay attention to the possible reasons for such behavior.”