[Teens can] get emotional, and when they start talking when they're tired and feeling hormonal, this scares the parents.They're dramatic and not thinking clearly, so parents will close the topic before it's even explored or talked about.Ask if you and your boyfriend or girlfriend can make dinner for them.

Sometimes parents may say they don't like someone you're dating because they don't like the way the person treats you or don't like the way they address the parents.

Remain calm, explain it, and invite your friend to be part of the conversation or at least educate your friend.

Sex isn't a bad thing , but it's unhealthy until you're ready to deal with the consequences.

LTK: What should a teen do if their parents don't like who they're dating?

If you're being pressured for sex, it's important that you tell this person, "You're really special to me. You mean a lot to me, and I don't want to have sex. And I'm not ready to deal with those consequences." Parents always want to impress upon a child that it's their own body and they do have a right to say no, and they will be more respected for it.

I can't say enough about parents staying engaged with their kids.

MJR: If your parents don't like who you're dating, the chances are high that your parents don't really know them.

If the parents don't like who you're dating and you're sure that this is a person that's good for you, ask your parents if you can invite the person for dinner.

I advise when their child wants to date someone, that's a great opportunity for the parents to invite the other child over.