Seventeen-year-old Cheyenne has been dating Josh, 28, for a year, and says she’s totally in love, and they’re planning to get married. Cheyenne’s mother, Jeanne, says her daughter was the All-American girl — a cheerleader, track star and straight-A student on the honor roll — but ever since she got together with Josh, she has become a “behavioral nightmare.” Josh says there’s nothing wrong with his relationship with Cheyenne, and he can’t wait until she turns 18, when her mother will no longer be able to butt into their love life. Phil digs a little deeper into Josh’s relationship history and offers stern words on parenting to Cheyenne’s mother. From emotional stress to teen pregnancy, there are plenty of reasons to nip serious teen relationships in the bud.However, to discourage these relationships, it takes a delicate balance of trust and parental control, as asserting too much control over your teen's life can lead to flat-out rebellion.No single rule will keep every teen's love life from moving too fast -- you'll have to tailor your approach so that it's appropriate for your teen. Set age limits for partners, curfews and have an “open-door” policy at home -- meaning no closed bedroom doors when your teen is hanging out at home with her date.
•Abigail Robinson—stabbed 60 times and shot 4 times by Marcus Hightower.Group dates are a great way for your teen to continue dating without things getting too serious. Ask questions about your teen's relationships, and really listen to her responses.Let your child know that your resistance to serious relationships doesn't mean you lack trust or faith in her, you simply want her to focus on her own journey into adulthood, not someone else's.Raiford is a graduate of Saint Petersburg College in Florida.Teen dating might not be something you want to think about since you’d rather go with the theory that your teen isn’t dating until she’s around 50.He says he loves her, and she takes him back, as soon as he apologizes.Her parents, Jack and Wendy, are scared for her life and the safety of their 7-month-old grandson.This isn’t just about holding doors open for ladies and using manners during dinner; it’s about respect, courtesy and what’s appropriate when it comes to dating as a teen.Be a good role model for your teen regarding the appropriate way to treat -- and be treated by -- the opposite sex, advises Dr.Be reasonable, but let your teen know that there will be consequences if she breaks the rules.Encourage your teen to develop a positive sense of self, or personal identity.