And emo­tions and drag­ging

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them into the gut­ter

would make of that one). My mother once said that if kisses could be mea­sured in pen­nies I’d have dealt out mil­lions worth in Con­nie’s fledg­ling years. But it’s in keep­ing with the way she brought me up: I used to kiss my mum Gwen­nie on the lips, too, un­til I ap­proached my teens.

That puts me and my mum in the “in­ap­pro­pri­ate” camp, ac­cord­ing to child psy­chol­o­gist Dr Char­lotte Reznick, who last year sug­gested it was wrong for a par­ent to kiss a child on the lips at any age.

“If you start kiss­ing your child on the lips, when do you stop?” she asked. “As a

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