This evening June bit my shoulder. Hard. I reacted by saying OUCH and setting her down and saying June you CAN'T DO THAT. Poor little thing was so upset by it that I felt truly miserable. I know that it is important to give reprimands, but I can't help wondering if I overreacted. She is over it now, and hopefully she will learn and it will keep her from biting other kids.
We have had other bites in the past, while she was teething and nursing. She tried it a few times and didn't like my ouches then either. But this one felt different, perhaps because June has a cough and her voice is all hoarse. I don't know.
Ultimately I know I want to be the type of parent who sets boundaries and gives age appropriate reprimands. I believe this is better for the child than never being told no. But that doesn't make it any easier.