There’s a great parenting debate that’s raged on way before parents had access to cameras. Kissing your child on the lips, is it okay?
Weird, uncomfortable, icky, not a big deal, completely fine – the image dredges up many polarising emotions and words that have seen parents who post photos of themselves and their child kissing subjected to a social media backlash.
However, NSW-based blogger Stevie, behind parenting and lifestyle blog My Tribe of Six ,would very much like to debunk any negative stereotypes associated with giving your child a smooch.
LISTEN: The Mamamia Out Loud team discuss at what point should you stop yourself from kissing your child on the lips. Post continues after audio.
Niki joins the likes of Victoria Beckham, David Beckham, Hilary Duff, Jessica Alba and Olivia Wilde, all of whom have been criticised for their actions when sharing a peck on the lips with their little ones.
Posting the picture on Instagram to her 19.5k strong fan-base, in the caption Niki wrote how initially she was hesitant about “sharing this beautiful photo of my daughter and I” for fear of being parent shamed, but ultimately decided to do it.