Every situation is going to be different and how parents handle their daughter's dating relationships is going to be up to them.
Let's look at the advice given by parents in two real life examples.
There are so many issues coming around the corner for her in the next year and she is going to need you if she is going to be able to get through them with a happy and healthy attitude.
This could cause her to withdraw from the family in many ways and cause even bigger issues.
In this scenario, a single mother of a 14-year-old girl asks how she should handle her daughter's desire to date an 18-year-old boy.
The teen couple met through mutual friends and they say they love each other.
The number 1 priority you have to worry about is your relationship with her.
While this situation makes things not as you want them right now, a poor relationship with her at 17 can be devastating.