Victoria Beckham Kissed Her Little Girl And The World Is Losing It

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The Short of It:

The Internet is putting Victoria Beckham on blast for posting a photo kissing her 5-year-old daughter on the lips.

The Longer Version of It:

If you weren't already aware, it is a truth universally acknowledged that internet trolls must be in want of a go around the shame train. Favorited Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham, is getting hit by the caboose. The singer and designer celebrated her daughter Harper's fifth birthday this week with a sweet Instagram post that read: "Happy Birthday baby girl. We all love you so much X kisses from mummy X" and supplemented it with a photo of her giving her daughter a peck on the lips.

Commenters took the singer and designer to task saying the photo was too much and that her daughter was too old for such gestures. "Eww sorry I'm old-fashioned, it looks like they're making out," one Instagramer wrote. "If you don't give your child the chance to grow out of [kissing their parents] and realize it's something couples do … what happens when they go to school and learn the good touch/bad touch stuff? More confusion," another added.

As it turns out, parent shaming and suggesting kissing your child is a sexual act is a really effective way of getting swarms of parents to strike back. Now, hundreds of parents are hopping on social media to show pics of them pecking their kids as a form of solidarity.

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So what's the diagnosis on kissing your kids?

Doctors seem to have conflicting views. In an interview back in [2010 with The Stir], child and educational psychologist Dr. Charltote Redneck who is also an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA said the gesture between parent and child shouldn't be happening. (She says that children can understand, for instance, their father kissing both them and their mother because he loves them both."If mommy kisses daddy on the mouth and vice versa, what does that mean when I, a little girl or boy, kiss my parent on the mouth?"

On the other side of the debate, clinical psychologist Samantha Rodman who writes for the blog Dr. Psych Mom, takes a different position. She says that children are capable of understanding the different types of love that take place in their family unit. "If Daddy is making out with Mommy like Rizzo and Kenickie in the back seat of the car at the drive-in, I am hoping the daughter doesn't get the same kind of kiss. Thus it is even clearer. Daddy and Mommy kiss like grownups, and Daddy and daughter kiss like family."

So what do you think? Should parents be smooching their kids on the lips?


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