I have a 7 month old boy who is a delight if he is sitting on your lap or holding your fingers with his hands as he walks around the house. Pretty much, if he is not doing those things, he is "crying" (in quotes because there are no tears, just the noise) and whining. There are some times that I can set him down with the tv or his toys and he is taken by them enough to be alone for 15 or so minutes.
The person interacting with him doesn't seem to much matter -- me, my husband, my parents, our siblings, etc. As long as it's someone. I do realize this is prime "separation anxiety" age, but I just left the house for 3 days and nights for a work related event. My husband stayed home with him and he was reasonably well behaved with no real change from the norm.
I work at home as an online cyber school teacher ... I do need some hours of the day to dedicate to work. I don't know the best way to manage this. Basically, he's been "crying it out" while I get things done. It's not as if I neglect him for God's sake ... but I'm probably not an attachment parent either. at nearly 30 lbs, I'm not about to carry him on my body.
At the root of it is his personality, I think. He is incredibly impatient, throwing these same tantrums when you don't feed him fast enough or RIGHT ON TIME. He is also a little tempermental and angry --- he's already forcefully pulling his pacifier out and throwing it (and toys) as far and as hard as he can at times.
I know i can't change his temperment ... I don't even want to. But I feel the need to be a parent in this situation -- guiding him toward proper behavior. But, he's my first and I'm pretty much clueless. :/
Any ideas or similar experiences?! Please help!!