my daughter is 2 1/2, and has just recently stopped being super clingy. i'm a stay at home mom, and my hubby works long hours, so i think that had a lot to do with it. like v said, it varies with every child. however, i have found that by getting her to help me around the house she is less likely to throw a fit when she wants my attention. i had back surgery a week ago, so she is helping me now more than ever, because i'm a bit limited right now. i spray lysol on the floor, and hand her the mop so my floors can stay clean. surprisingly, she is VERY THOROUGH. she helps me with the laundry, too. i have her put dirty clothes in the washer, and then i hand her clean wet clothes to put in the dryer. she pulls the dry ones out, put them in the basket, and pulls it into the living room. when it's time to fold, she hands me pieces of clothing one at a time. if i tell her to pick up her toys, it rarely happens. if i sit on the floor and pick up one toy at a time very slowly while saying, "come help mommy pick up your toys!," she will jump in to help. she's also been a big help with her 8 week old sister. she grabs diapers, wipes, and binkies. it's bullshit for your man to assume that all the cleaning and cooking falls on you, especially since you work full time. in my house, everyone makes a mess, so everyone helps to keep the house clean, except my newborn obviously. tell your man that he needs to help you keep the house clean when he is home, since your daughter is a bit uninterested in him right now, and also because it should be a family effort!