12 things you can stop worrying about
'My child's so clingy'
While separation anxiety usually starts to subside when you child is around four or five, some children are clingy for longer.
Rather than worrying, or becoming frustrated with your child, encourage him to take small steps towards independence - like making a new friend and playing happily without constantly running back to you.
Remember to reinforce his achievements, perhaps by saying, 'You looked like you were really having fun today.' If you're still worried, remind yourself that he's unlikely to be a clingy teenager (in fact, by that stage you'll probably miss the hugs!).