I don't know if babies should start having a sense of independence this early (unless if I'm confusing it with being stubborn ), my boy 17 months now; doesn't want to be assisted when he gets stuck in a situation while playing. He rather prefers crying and pushing himself until he gets himself out of that situation (here the situation being, the things he's trying to connect are not fitting in).
This has become devastating in the house because when you try to help him he will cry hysterically and put the thing(for instance his toy) back to the way it was before you came and aided him out of the situation which is absurd.
Many are times that the crying continues until he solves the situation or gets himself out of it. I'm just wondering has anyone faced this and how did they go about it.
I pretend to be mad at him for crying and not allowing me to help but it's not working. The crying is what bothers me because unlike other times, you just can't sooth him out of it until he solves it by himself. Should I let him just cry?
After following some of the advice it really worked well during our play time. So this is what i did, when he starts crying due to frustrations, I clap my hands and say you're doing it. This actually worked well because he knows when I clap it means well done. So we've managed smooth playtime without crying. Babies 😀