A TikTok mom is going viral for her reaction to her teen's pregnancy

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  • Nicole Hennessy, a photographer and mother of three, is going viral on TikTok for a video in which she shared her response to her teenage daughter's pregnancy.
  • The clip stirred up mixed responses among viewers; some applauded the "supportive" parenting, while others condemned her.
  • Hennessy responded with a follow-up video in which she defended her parenting, adding that she believes her job as a mother is to help her daughter make informed choices.
  • Ultimately, Hennessy told Insider, she hopes her videos can advance the conversation about parenting, teenage pregnancy, and open communication.
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A TikTok mom is going viral after sharing her daughter's story of teen pregnancy.

Nicole Hennessy, a 35-year-old photographer from Rockville, Maryland, downloaded TikTok for the first time in April. The mother of three, who describes herself as "a serious extrovert," says she coped with quarantine by sharing "comic relief" and parenting-themed content on the platform. She frequently posts clips featuring her two younger children and occasionally shares videos of her 17-year-old daughter, Angelina, who is 7 months pregnant.

When commenters requested a "story time" video about Angelina's pregnancy, Hennessy, after asking her daughter for permission, delivered. The result has stirred up a larger discussion online about parenting and communication.

In the now-viral clip, Hennessy acts out the story of Angelina discovering that she was pregnant. She also reenacts her own response to the news, which included educating her daughter on her "three options" moving forward.


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