My son is 8 months old. He is a handful! He definitely rules this house and has since the day he was born. So our issue is that he wants to be held all.the.time. He's recently figured out that if he makes his body stiff as a board, you can't get him into his car seat, onto the floor, into his high chair, etc. So eventually we are able to distract him in order to get him in his car seat, but there have been times where we've just given up and said screw it, not worth the fight and we've stayed home! People were actually laughing at us in a parking lot the other day as the two of us tried to wrestle him into his car seat. FWIW, once he's in the car seat he's fine.
So anyway, people keep telling me I need to just put him down and leave him even if he's upset, but I just don't feel right doing it. I kinda feel like if he feels he needs to be held, I should just fill his need. My husband says I'm creating a monster.
Just curious of your thoughts on the subject. Thanks!