Courtney's mom, Beth, says she found out Courtney and Pierce were dating by accident. "I look outside, and there's Courtney, down the block, arm in arm, kissing this guy I had no idea about," she says. "I had no idea Courtney was even the least bit interested in boys."

After Courtney's grades started falling, Beth says she did everything she could to keep her in the house. When Lisa heard Beth had concerns about Pierce and Courtney dating, she called Beth. "[Lisa] said, 'I just want to open up this communication and let you know that we're on the same wavelength that you are,'" Beth says. "So I took a real deep breath. Courtney and I talked a little bit more, and I started once again giving her a lot more freedom to make choices."


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