I mean that depends on what kind of relationship you have with your little. There is no punishment of any sort in my relationship with my little. We discuss things. Feelings are expressed and recognised. If they need to cry it is encouraged and hugs are had. If there is a matter of one of us not being happy with something done or said it is brought up. Apologies are made and a solution is worked out.
Exactly how we treat my little's kids actually.
If punishment is part of your dynamic how is it done? Do you also take on a role of dom as well as caregiver? Would letting your little punish you undermine that? Would you be better served taking an authoritative parent role?
When you upset your little it can be a good opportunity to discuss how these things could be dealt with that pleases both people.