Fans of the WE tv’s Honey Boo Boo cinematic universe have watched Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson grow up in front of their eyes. She has gone from being a little beauty queen to a 16-year-old who ready to date. Thompson has been through a lot in her young life, especially having to deal with Mama June’s addiction.

Alana's sister Pumpkin and her brother-in-law Josh Efird have been caring for Thompson while her mother undergoes treatment and is working to get her life back on track.

Josh especially keeps a close eye on Alana when she’s around her boyfriend, Dralin Carswell, which was recently showcased at her 16th birthday party.

During a recent episode of Mama June’s Road to Redemption, Alana enjoyed her 16th birthday party.  Thompson’s excitement quickly turned into embarrassment because Josh stepped in to have a word with the young man to make sure she is being treated right. He lets the young man know he only wants the best for her.

The interaction at the parry

“She does live in our house, so the only thing I ask for is respect, honesty, and to treat her really, really good ’cause she hasn’t had the best mother in the world to treat her like she’s supposed to have been treated. If you don’t do all those things, man, I’m just gonna break ya neck, okay?” he told Dralin. “But as long as you treat her good, that’s the biggest thing.”

Watch the clip from the episode below: