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View Poll Results: When did your children stop clinging to you?
6 months old 0 0%
9 months old 1 12.50%
12 moths old 0 0%
18 months old 0 0%
2 years old 0 0%
2.5 years old 0 0%
3 years old 0 0%
3.5 years old 0 0%
4 yo 2 25.00%
5 yo 1 12.50%
6 yo 2 25.00%
7 yo 1 12.50%
8-10 yo 0 0%
11-15 yo 0 0%
16-20 yo 0 0%
25 yo 0 0%
30 yo 0 0%
40 yo 0 0%
50 yo 0 0%
60 yo 0 0%
70+ yo 1 12.50%
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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Neither of my kids ever had a bit of separation anxiety. They would happily interact with anyone without issues.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: southern california
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when i learned and they learned grammar and spelling?
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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Once my oldest was in kindergarten, I noticed he needed my hugs less, my kisses less, and doesn't like to be cuddled on the couch as much.

My youngest still likes to be held and cuddled, thank goodness. And he still likes to start off bedtime in our bed. Stalling tactic and cuddling tactic all rolled into one!
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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My daughter had severe separation anxiety and post-institutional adoption issues...it is only in the last year that she and I are functioning 'normally' and that she has matured emotionally to the point of an age-appropriate independence.
Prior to this, I had three solid years of constant demand without any allowance for personal space. But I knew it could be this way going in. Patience.

Now all is well in my house. :) We have kept a healthy closeness, well bonded, while nurturing her ability to occasionally release me. She has learned to enable herself so that she might enjoy other children or adults instead of being obsessed about Mama 24/7. (There were days I wondered if I'd ever get this far.)
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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My 4yo dd drives me crazy. If I leave the room she follows me. If I manage to leave the room unnoticed she will eventually figure it out and go find me. But then when she goes to pre-school she tells me to leave. One time I stayed to observe her and she later informed me that she didn't want me there.
My 18 mo. ds is more independent. I follow him to make sure he stays out of trouble.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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My kids are not clingy but they still want to be with us. They enjoy going to dinner with us, watching tv, having us go to their games. We still tuck them in at night (ages 10, 12, 15). But despite that, I don't consider them clingy. They are not afraid to do things without us and enjoy doing things with their friends.

I think a certain amount of clinginess in young kids is normal. Even older kids can be clingy in unfamiliar situations without necessarily being "clingy kids".
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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when i learned and they learned grammar and spelling?

I don't get it?????????

This would mean you learned at the same time
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