C-Force is another name for the self-perpetuating momentum of a child’s crying fit.
Consider a child’s cry. Multiply that cry by the child’s level of tiredness + hunger + parents’ level of frustration or tiredness. Now think about how that cry, multiplied by circumstances, can develop its own power and increase in volume and intensity.
The crying becomes the power behind the crying. It no longer matters why they started crying. Now, they are just crying because they are crying.
How do you stop C-Force crying? Here are some helpful steps:
- confine the source of the C-Force to a safe place (bedroom, kennel, cage – whatever you’ve got handy),
- go somewhere that you can no longer hear the crying sounds,
- read a book or listen to some calming music,
- consume a soothing beverage,
- breathe slowly and deeply,
- when you have achieved a state of calm, then go address the source of the C-Force.
Sometimes you have to repeat the steps.