But short of keeping her home and removing her access to technology, you’re unlikely to block her from being in contact with him.Rather than banning the relationship, you might consider explicitly sharing your concerns with your daughter, while also acknowledging her good feelings about the relationship.A selection of things running through my mind:- I'm too old for her.Although she seems quite mature for her age, so am I (I think).- I should feel guilty that when I think of her, it's mostly her appearance.- She's only interested in me because I'm not "normal".If the excuses are truly valid then do what's right for you.As for age of consent and sex, you're probably right about not having to worry about it so soon, but you never know.She'll get bored and I'll be a disappointment.- This is all a conspiracy and I should go hide in a dark corner somewhere... She says she generally doesn't like her peers - and her last boyfriend was older than me.Judging from my friend's attitudes (my age and younger) perhaps I'm using the age thing as an excuse for avoidance, but then again they're not the most reliable reference for morals. I don't think the "Happy Birthday" thing is even remotely likely within the 6 weeks.
(And I don't give a particular f*k if she's 17 5/6 or 18.)Basically the case is the same as asking whether or not a first year university student should be dating a fourth year university student. I don't know what the laws are in AU, but I think 18 is an adult universally. Edit: about age of consent, etc: the core of my post is not really about sex.
Or are you concerned that she’ll get overly attached to a relationship that will end or change once this boy leaves for college?
Once you’ve clarified your own concerns, find a calm time to discuss them with your daughter.
Even consensual activity with those under 14 but over 12 may not be an offence if the accused is under 16 and less than two years older than the complainant.
The exception, of course, is anal intercourse, to which unmarried persons under 18 cannot legally consent, although both the Ontario Court of Appeal(3) and the Quebec Court of Appeal(4) have struck down the relevant section of the Criminal Code.