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    Growing up, I liked girls but I didn't know how to talk to them. My son's 14, but a little developmentally delayed. He hasn't expressed interest in them so far. But how do I teach him how to appropriately interact with the opposite sex, especially when he gets to where he's romantically interested.

    My wife and I were acquaintances, then friends for some time before becoming a couple. So even we didn't follow the typically dating route.

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    There's a lot of different support groups on Facebook that can help. You'll get plenty of suggestions on where you might find information for your particular situation. I used Social Detective books when mine was younger. There's also social skills games you might want to look into. I can't think of a particular title but googling the subject should come up with something.

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      Originally posted by SolemnBalance View Post
      Growing up, I liked girls but I didn't know how to talk to them. My son's 14, but a little developmentally delayed. He hasn't expressed interest in them so far. But how do I teach him how to appropriately interact with the opposite sex, especially when he gets to where he's romantically interested.

      My wife and I were acquaintances, then friends for some time before becoming a couple. So even we didn't follow the typically dating route.
      You've been teaching your son how to relate to women for fourteen years. It was either done with intent or not. Your wife, his mother, is the best person to teach your son about women.

      Does the congregation you attend have a youth group? Does the youth group have young women in it? Let them teach your son how to relate to women. If the youth group is too small then find another youth group; that's what I did when my kids got to be teens. Start with R. Kent Hughes' "Disciplines of a Godly Young Man," and

      Teach your son about being a godly man. That will go a long way toward helping him know how to talk to women, have an interest in them, and how to appropriately interact. Start with a book on manners and being a gentleman.

      How are you doing with you ability to relate to others, especially your wife and son. Gordon Dalbey has written several good books on masculinity and father/son relationships. Gordon MacDonald's "When Men Think Private Thoughts" is good, too, but it might be to far ahead of your son's development. You read it and then prepare him for the day when he can read it. "Letters to Philip" is specifically about marriage but it's subtitle, "On How to Treat a Woman" is spot on. I require every single couple with whom I work read that book.


      I hear the dinner call so I'll think about this and get back to you if you're still interested (I note the op is a month old).



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