Some parents have a slightly different opinion as the child cries only to get the elder’s attention, and we can ignore it. But, they have some hidden reason behind their tears. So, never ignore a child’s cry.
If any of the basic needs don’t meet child express the frustation through their tears. Whenever the child cries, instead of shutting them off with various diversion or threatening, please start to analyze the reason behind the crying. It may be due to hunger, sleeplessness, tiredness, some unresolved physical pain, emotional breakdown due to various reasons. So, it is always not recommended to ask the child to stop crying abruptly, especially if the crying happens due to an emotional breakdown.
The child may act a little harsh, like throwing things, spitting, throwing unwanted words on us when they are having the meltdown. As an adult, parents get triggered and start to show our anger on them for their behavior. Either the parent may hurt the child by any means( verbal or non-verbal), or provide time-outs, or start to teach them good habits to change the behavior. But, none of these actions provide any good at that moment. The child can’t hear anything and keep in mind when they are in meltdown. Instead, we can be with them and acknowledge the child’s feeling for better emotional growth in them.