Hi! Just from a personal level, I grew up with a Maori mum who kissed me on the lips...in fact many of my relatives on her side did that. While I would sometimes find it gross, it never made me feel uncomfortable. I kissed my mum on the lips until the day she died. I think I used to with dad sometimes too, but all I remember was it was not an issue for me. I have two sons (14 and 11) both of whom I kiss on the lips. But they initiate it. And sometimes they dont want to kiss on the lips. It's completely led by them. But my mum was affectionate and so am I so this doesnt feel weird to me. Totally understandable that it might to you, plus our society has decided that kissing on the lips is a sexual or romantic act, and that any affection shown by an adult to a child can be questionable (so SAD)...even if from a parent. But so many cultures do it. But I would agree with letting the child lead that. Hope this helps!
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