Fouzia remembers her sons' clingy periods.
I liked Tertia's inputs. Identified very much with the "is it a boy thing" I don't have daughters so can't compare. but both my boys (33 and 28 years old) were very much "Mommy's boys" and still are. I remember when the eldest one was still at home( now married) when he came home from somewher his frist word as he entered the house " where's ma?" The youngest one did the same. Both of them when they started school couldn't let go of my skirt and Daddy had to intervene and gently but quite firmly led them to the classroom door while I stood there, helpless, drying my tears. The youngest cried for 3 weeks at a particular time at school, usually at 12 noon when the teacher read the class a story. He said that it reminded him of "you, mommy and how you read a story to me"
Both of them grew up to be very independent. As Harriet Lerner in her book " The Motherdance" says ; "so you are raising a mamma's boy....go for it."