Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. Purnima Nagaraja, says that parental love and affection is better while dealing with teenage lovers. Stating that it is very natural feeling, Dr. Purnima says that as parents we feel hurt sometimes just because our children have friends outside of the family. Locking children and grabbing cell phones are only sadistic methods used by spies. Such acts will only worsen the problem, she said. Instead allow the child to explore life under parental supervision and guidance, giving knowledgeable inputs, Dr. Purnima says. Never indulge in lectures or sarcastic remarks, she added.