When they started pottying by theirself? Ds is 4.5 and not only needs me to go potty with him every single time but me makes me stay. And takes so long for Poop and pee. How old were yours? He always wants me right there and never leaves my side, its pretty irritating. How can I teach him independence? Right now he's screaming and yelling because wants me to watch TV with him instead of me doing my homework. :( is this normal? My dd is not like that!