Is your kid permanently attached to your leg? Do you feel like a more of a marsupial than a mama? If leaving the room involves you performing some kind of secret ninja technique and you can barely go to the bathroom without your little one at your feet, you should take those as clues that you are raising a clingy child. It's natural for all young children to be attached to their parents, but there are cases when the attachment can go a little too far.
If you think your kid is a little too clingy, you don't have to worry. There are things you can do to help ease their anxiety. As Slate suggests, kids are more comfortable when things are routine. Kids learn to feel more secure if they can predict what's happening next, which will make life a little easier for you if you need to leave your child with a relative or caregiver.
Look for these signs of clinginess in your child, and slowly begin to take steps to encourage them to be more independent. Although it may be difficult to teach your kids to do things without you while they're young, you'll be glad you did when they aren't living in your basement 20 years from now.