The psychologists emphasize on kissing the children. In other word, according to psychologists, kissing the children has positive effects on them.

I wonder what the viewpoint of Shia is regarding this issue. Is there any hadith concerning this matter to confirm this as a beneficial practice?

                                  بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Yes, there is (are) hadith(s) regarding the thawab of children kissing. The apostle of Allah (pbuh) said:

A man told Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) I have ten sons, so far I have not kissed them (at all), the prophet got too sad (that the color of his face became red ...), afterwards said: whoever not to compassionate (show his/her love), hence Allah won't show his Love (don't compassionate ...) (ibn Shahre Ashub, Al-Manaqeb, Vol.3, Pg.384)

Imam Sadiq (a.s.) :

Whoever kisses his child, Allah will write Thawab ... (Kafi, Vol.6, Pg.49)


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    A child is deserving of the kiss because of simply being a child of a parent...and also because of being a believer... as there are many verses about the position of a believer before Allah and also the love between brothers in din...and even as a little kid, he/she is to be considered as a believer... – Vazir Jun 17 '15 at 16:12

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