If you are like me, when your differently wired teen* develops an interest in the opposite sex, you have to develop a whole new set of “rules” to help your child navigate flirting and dating.Social situations are hard enough when you don’t pick up on body language or subtle inflections of voice and tone that most “neurotypical” kids learn to read.

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You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck.

If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them.

I’m sorry but, if you’re on a date with a real man, then the man is going to pay.

Your suitor should always pay or offer to pay, and if you decide that you wanted to pay for that night, you may. He’s two inches shorter than you, needs a manicure, and played “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” with his dinner utensils. Under all the mess, you may find out he’s a nice guy who missed his manicure appointment and the short gene skips a generation in his family. Especially, when you guys get to the commitment talk, he might want to throw around that he’s not ready for a relationship, although you could have sworn on the second date he was ‘looking’. As women we love to plan things ( I know I do), and sometimes we tend to take the leadership role in the relationship.

My friend Lisa and I have four teenage boys we are helping navigate the tricky waters of dating.

This list is geared towards teenage boys because that’s what we have. I intend to get input from a couple of friends with differently wired teen girls to get their input for a list specific to them. *Debbie Reber of Ti LT Parenting came up with the term “differently wired” to describe kids who fall outside the norm.Still, I want to be fair and open-minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object.However, In order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact, come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.Rule Four: I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilising a barrier method" of some kind can kill you.Let me elaborate: when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.Rule Five: In order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is "early." Rule Six: I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls.