Babies are very good at grabbing onto things, but not so good at letting them go. They often become frustrated, banging whatever it is they’re grabbing onto on themselves or on the surface in front of them.
The two main ways to get a baby to let go of whatever they’re holding on to are either
- diverting their attention to something else that they are tricked into thinking they want instead, or
- prying it out of their hands.
Isn’t that true of growing up? The more we mature, the easier it is to let things go on our own, without diversion tactics or prying it out of our proverbial hands.