The ages are 11 months to 16 months.
No, I'm a single mom; so there are no men or other kids around.
I did ask the same question on the pediatrician side, but only got a one sentence response that it's normal. lol
The nice thing about his daycare is that they have internet viewing, so I can see him any time from my desk. I have seen him have a fit and I've seen the teachers pick him up and cuddle him. I quickly put a stop to that and asked that they let him cry it out as long as he is safe and nothing is medically wrong. They actually tend to spoil him a little because they love his outgoing personality. I do believe they don't always catch him right as he's getting into the inappropriate behavior. Now that he knows he is doing it, they said they are keeping a closer eye.
As for being observational, I totally agree. I know the pacifier game he learned from me. But I'm not sure where he's observed the wrestling type behavior. As a single mom with no other children; I don't wrestle with him. We play and I tickle and cuddle him, but that is the extent of it.
I'm not very concerned about his speach. I actually think the jibberish might indicate he will begin talking more than a word at a time.
I explained to his teachers and the director of the daycare that unfortunately, he is at daycare more than he is with me (waking hours) and I need them to be firm and consistent. I expressed that as much as I like it there for my son, if they can't provide the right enviornment, I'll have to look for a new daycare. I'm just really surprised they don't have a better idea considering this is their area of expertise (or should be). My gut says that he is getting bored and isn't challenged, so he is expressing himself in this may. I've asked that he be moved to the next room, even though age-wise, he isn't quite there. Those children are closer in age, development, and size to my son and would be more than willing to interactively play.