of the whole "boy-girl thing", he is way too eager, I do not encourage it, although his friend who is a girl loves coming places with us, and she is the oldest of 5 kids, and seems to love getting my attention, more then difficult child II's. But i never refer to them as girl friend, boy friend, except maybe on these boards! difficult child II walks up to girls twice his age at the pool and seriously tries to pick them up, it's funny, but very scarey all the same. difficult child I who is 17 has just started caring about girls in the past year or so. difficult child II has been interested since he was 7! I seriously worry about him as he's getting older, how he will manage all the emotions that come with "dating" and if he will be able to keep his temper in check. He blew up tonight after he was looking for an old friend who is a girl's phone #. Cursed out my Dad too, big time, now my Dad is ranting at me, that he's not putting up with this, and difficult child II has burned his bridge and yadda yadda yadda yadda, what can I do?