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Woman, 23, Who's Parent To A 17-year-old Is Constantly Being Judged By Strangers

A woman, 23 years old and a parent to a 17-year-old, has gained popularity on TikTok.

Hunter Nelson, also known as @hunterenelson on TikTok, has amassed over 156,000 followers. She frequently shares her journey as a parent on the platform.

She recounted that she obtained legal guardianship of her half-sister after their father's passing in 2015, and their mother's death occurred a few months ago.


She stated that instead of sending her half-sister to foster care, she made a commitment to ensure her safety, happiness, and fulfillment of all her needs and desires.

In 2021, Hunter mentioned that due to her age, she is frequently not regarded seriously by other parents and teachers.


She added: "No other parents or staff members at her [high school] are gonna take me seriously.

"I can already feel people asking me what grade I'm in when I go to her events."

Despite this, Hunter has made efforts to bring structure to her sister's life by implementing rules, including prohibitions against lying, smoking, drinking, and vaping.

"The rest of the things are just expectations I have for her. I expect she keeps her room clean and helps me clean the bathroom," she added.


"I expect she makes good grades. I expect her to communicate with me."

Many have commended the TikTok user for her choice.


One mom said: "Hunter, you are so wise beyond your years. You said that perfectly. As a mom, I am so proud of you."

"Ur doing an amazing job! I'm sorry but a teen is going to be upset if u take them away from what they know! U did the right thing!" another person said.

While someone else said: "She far wiser than her naysayers! Many siblings are having to care for their younger siblings these days! She's an inspiration to us all."


However, some have accused her of using her story as a form of "clickbait," with one individual writing: "The hell is wrong with you."

Another said: "Yeah the hell is wrong with you, can you not have kids or do you just want the extra income from adoption."

"Tf? You could have just gotten a roommate" someone else said.

However, her half-sister defended her by responding to the trolls in a video, saying: "My orphanism is not clickbait it's so real I don't know what to say."