Last night, I disciplined Dylan for the first time.
He bit me while nursing. First two times I just reacted by pulling him away and telling him a stern "No". Third time, I reacted by smacking his back once, lifting his face to mine and saying, "Dylan, I said no, don't do that!"
He blinked, eyes searching mine for meaning. For a few seconds, his mouth curled downwards and started trembling, and the tears soon followed.
I was surprised, not so much by the fact that he actually got the point finally, but by how my tears also started streaming down!