I have a very sweet, cute and smart student in my class this year who is also clingy. He is super affectionate, loves to hug me (and often) and always wants to be by my side to complete his work even though he is perfectly capable of working independently. I am looking for ways to make him more independent as I haven't had a male student prior to this year who has been this attached to me. I have gotten the suggestion to have another adult work with him and give him positive attention, however, he does not respond to and/or interact with any other adults the way he does with me. Any suggestions would be greatly welcomed! Thank you in advance.