My 18-month-old is super clingy...advice?

Mamas please help! My son is 18 months and extremely clingy (I feel like that word has a bad connotation but I don’t mean it in a super bad way). It’s getting extremely overwhelming. We have co slept since like 9 months and his favorite thing is to rub my ears…. Like it’s his comfort item. It’s gotten so bad to where my cartilage has been broken. I want to sleep train but I just feel like I’m-going to traumatize him! Any suggestions?

You won’t traumatize him. It’s harder on the parents than it is on the child. Go watch a few supernanny episodes with the sleep training and be consistent with it.