My question is, I give my child a lot of attention, because I believe it's a parent's responsibility to nurture, teach, and spend time with her child. Is that misguided or wrong? Should my child be forced to sit in one spot if the parent says so for extended periods of time. Should he not talk at all and play by himself. In effect, not interact with us until we say he can?
Of course I don't think it's healthy that a child not be able to play by himself or with other kids. But that doesn't seem to be the case here. He needs to understand that his mom, whether interacting with other adults or on the phone with someone, deserves some uninterrupted time. That does not mean, however, that he should stay away from you (and the adults you are with) for extended periods of time, never interacting with you.
He is certainly exhibiting healthy, normal behavior and you would be wise to continue to raise him with the love and encouragement you are presently giving him.