What can parents do if their 17-year-old daughter goes on Spring break without their permission?

They can get worried and cry and call the police. Then a APB will go out on the 17yr. old and the cops in the spring break place can embarrass the 17 yr. old and force you back home. Spring break isn't all its made out to be and the 17 yr. old needs to listen to their parents. In life we cant always get what we want and then do what we want. There are consequences to our actions. Then when that 17 yr old gets home, parents can make life more miserable then they could ever imagine. The 17 yr. old should just wait until they don't need the permission anymore, like when they are out of school and have a job and don't live with them anymore......

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I totally agree with the above poster. You can also shame her and let her know in no uncertain terms she has not earned the right to be responsible for her actions and start taking a few freedoms away from her. If she doesn't want to conform then go to "Child Aid" or a teen program for problem teens. Either way, you are the parents and she is the child and drive that one home to her! With date rape drugs flying high and young men on the prowl with hormones raging young women don't know what they are getting into. You have every right to be concerned. Nail her hide!