I have always kissed on the cheek or head.
I've always given kisses on the head or cheek.
That's how it was for me while growing up, we didn't kiss on the lips. I don't think there is anything sexual about it, I just didn't do it.
I have already started teaching my 7 yo dd not to kiss on the lips, as she is a very friendly girl and is often showing affection to most anyone she knows - now, granted a lot of what she does is give hugs.... But, she does try to kiss on the lips often, and I have had people tell me they were shocked when she did so. I try to teach her the "hug and kiss" concept, meaning when you give some one a hug sorta blow a kiss in their ear. I tell her it is more for health reasons - so if she is coming down with a cold, she doens't make others sick and vice versa. I primarily kiss her on her forehead. My 2 yo still lip kisses, but in time I will teach him the same thing.
I don't think you should another family's comfort level. I only kiss my son, 13, on lips sometimes. Like at bed or if he's had a bad morning. I kinda make it funny; I grab his face in my hands and tell him how awesome he is. Plant a kiss and him to to go conquer the world.
My mom kisses me on the lips and I'm 32! She's my mom. Its a one second peck; interestingly, she's not a hugger so its all I get. I'm trying to maintain the cuddly mom image for my kids as long as they let /want.
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