Since DD was born it's become clear to me that FIL had very little to do with his 3 kids when they were little; he has almost no knowledge/understanding of child development. Whe DD was really little he used to say that she was manipulating us with her cries and that we'd spoil her by holding her, etc. I just brushed it off because he likes to think he's the authority on every topic under the sun and I ignore most of what he says.
Anyway, this weekend FIL came over to help DH with some plumbing stuff and played with DD for a bit. She's at the point where she'll take several steps and then fall down and continue on crawling. FIL kept borderline scolding her, saying, "no, that's cheating, you're chickening out," whenever she'd revert to crawling after trying walking. OMG, she just started taking steps like 2 weeks ago, give her a break. It's all a part of the learning process, and obviously she's not physically capable of full-time walking yet.
So, does anyone else have to deal with comments like this? If so, do you say anything?