Duggar Parenting Is The Parenting Style To Top Them All

 

5. Wash kids mouths out with soap when they say “evolution”, “science” or “dinosaurs”. 

 

6. When your daughters tell you their hopes and dreams and they are something other than Baby Having and Husband Obeying smack those dreams down with a Bible.

 

7. Give your husband TOTAL control of everything. Even your uterus. And your daughter’s uteri too. After all, he is the Master of your family and knows best.

 

8. Buy an old school bus for family transport. It’s just good sense.

 

9. Buy lots of books and then burn them. Jesus will be proud.

 

10. Even if you don’t want to have sex and would rather claw your vag off than see your husband’s peen, HAVE SEX WITH YOUR HUSBAND IF HE WANTS IT. After all, only you can satisfy his urges. No pressure.

 

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    • Kelly

      I just want one of their kids to break free and live their own life. Just one!

      • Bethany Ramos

        And go on Dr. Phil.

      • Valerie

        A tell all. We can only dream!!

      • Joye77

        I would totally buy the Duggar tell all book. That would be awesome.

      • Catey Hamilton

        The oldest girls are releasing a so-called tell all that has clearly been closely monitored by their parents. One of the sellers is they are letting us know that whenever a girl that shows a little too much ankle or wrist is walking past, the girls will whisper “Nike” to the boys so they don’t look else they’ll immediately turn into rapists or something. In their world, girls are nothing more than baby machines, and men are crazed sex beasts that will rape the world if not for the willing vag of their spouse and/or complete dominance of their father’s watchful eye, and none of them get how derogatory that is to either gender.

      • Joye77

        That belief is so awful. To go around afraid to show some skin because a man with not be able to control his urges and attack you. It seems like there would be so much sexual hang ups created by such an atmosphere.

      • Catey Hamilton

        Not just sexual hang ups, but identity ones, too. To teach your children they are nothing more than their genitals and the raging hormones that turn them crazy in the presence of too much skin? It’s like they teach their children they have nothing more to offer the world or their partners than what’s between their legs. I can’t imagine doing that to my son, belittling him like that. That is so awful on so many levels.

      • https://twitter.com/FaintlyXMacabre Theresa Edwards

        Free Jinger.

      • Valerie

        She will break free one day. #faith

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      • Spongeworthy

        Until about a year ago I was pronouncing that poor girl’s name like it rhymed with “ringer”. I had NO IDEA it was pronounced Ginger.

      • Cruelty Cupcake

        My bf calls her “Jing-er” and something about it is so hilarious to me, maybe I am just easily amused.

      • Spongeworthy

        Nope, that still makes me laugh every time!

      • http://salemthegoddess.com/ salemthegoddess

        omg, I have a sleeping baby on my lap and I just laughed so hard I scared him awake!!

      • Fallopian Twerker Phillips

        Please tell me you were a fan of TWOP!

      • SmrtGrl86

        God I miss TWOP :-( my TV viewing is incomplete without it.

      • joanne

        Many of us fled to Previously.tv. :)

      • SmrtGrl86

        So did I, I just lurk but I love reading forums. It’s an addiction.

      • Old Lady Phillips

        Me toooooo

      • Sarah

        Try forums.previously.tv – it’s where all us twopers migrated to!

      • noodlestein

        She’s been reprogrammed. :(

      • WhoremonalCrazyLotusBitch

        Wait! Isn’t one of the girls going for a career in country music?

      • ILoveJellybeans

        No, that is Amy, their cousin. Her mom is Jimbob’s sister.

      • WhoremonalCrazyLotusBitch

        So he is not (at least) in control of his sister’s daughter’s uterus? Thank GOD!

      • ILoveJellybeans

        No, looking at Amy’s social networking accounts, she doesn’t follow any of their rules and has a life full of freedom. :) I hope she can corrupt her cousins and show them that it is okay to drink, dance, date and wear bikinis and still be a nice person

      • WhoremonalCrazyLotusBitch

        I would rather my children be intelligent and informed and wise than “well trained”. After all, it’s not genuine, is it, when you don’t have (or think you have) a choice?

      • jo

        I thought it was the cousin

      • UterineDudebroWhoLikesOlives

        Instead of “Breaking Amish” we’d get “Breaking Duggar.”

      • jane

        If we could somehow also pair this with a Breaking Bad-esque storyline, I would watch every. single. episode.

      • Ashie

        I always have high hopes that it will be Jinger that breaks free!

      • Joye77

        I think it would be awesome if one cut their hair , threw on a pair of shorts and became an artist or musician. You know that there are so many people that would let them stay with them to get away from the wacky Duggar clan. And you know odds are one of those kids has to be gay.

      • jane

        Statistically, I think that it’s somewhere between 1-3.

      • http://www.whatwouldshethink.com/ Rachelle

        2. At least 2. For sure 2. The question is though… WHICH 2.

      • Joye77

        Whatever ones that ever end up being gay will be shamed into the closet forever and end up severely depressed and suicidal. Unless they get out, which I sure hope they do. It saddens me to think of how much the parents would hate they gay kid(s).

      • Psych Student

        Yeah, no doubt the gay kids will end up married, with kids of their own before they finally come out in their 40s or 50s and then get a divorce and live their lives as out gay people. I just don’t have the patience to wait for that . . . I want gay Duggers noooooooow!

      • Psych Student

        The younger ones are more likely. Men who are gay have a slightly higher likelihood of having brothers as well, so those youngest boys may well be gay.

      • AugustW

        I read that somewhere…like, the more older brothers a boy has,the more likely he will be gay. I don’t remember if it had a female correlation.

      • 2Well

        Honestly, I’d rather one of them became a scientist. That’s much more rebellious to them than art or music, which they are allowed as whitewashed hobbies. Particularly if one studied biology, or if one of the girls became a doctor.

      • Psych Student

        Paleontology. I might be willing to believe in a god if one of the kids goes into paleontology.

      • 2Well

        I have a feeling it will be one of the lost children, one whose next youngest sibling came on too soon and isn’t old enough to play a major TV role like the older kids.

    • Bethany Ramos

      Hilarious!! That is all.

    • Jennie Blair

      Don’t forget ignore medical advice, yes you will die by the last baby but he has needs and can’t marry the baby sitter until you kick it.

    • Ursi

      The J name thing is a travesty. You cannot go that far with a first letter theme. You’ve got to break that up a bit. Now if they’d picked a sound-based theme, common sound found in the name you’ve got a lot more options right there! But everything starts the same? And similar style and theme? You’re screwed! Wish they’d have let me rename those kids I’d have done it some justice, I tell you what.

      • CMJ

        I only recently realized that “Jinger” was pronounced like “Ginger.” Not a word that rhymes with ringer.

      • Ursi

        Seriously WTF kind of corn pone name is Jinger??

      • 2Well

        One that they chose before using Jennifer.

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

        I read this as corn porn originally. It made it immeasurably confusing and delightful all at once…

        Also, I need to get my eyes checked.

      • Ursi

        I feel like this should be a reasonable and allowed version of that phrase!

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

        I second that. ;)

      • Spongeworthy

        I need to scroll and read before I comment! I just typed the same thing.

      • CMP414

        My sister and I are both C names but there are only 2 of us. My husband is also a “C” name so our daughter and daughter to be have “C” names but since I’m done having kids I still felt like I had alot of baby name options that I really liked. The Duggars are silly with it. Joseph, Josie, Johannah, and Josiah sound way too similiar to me and the name Jubilee just sounded aweful.

      • Kelly

        Maybe they’re big x-man fans. *snort* *giggle*

      • Kelly

        *x-men, whoops

      • Ursi

        I know someone whose mother called the franchise “the X-Man.”

        It was way funnier than it shoudl have been

      • Jallun-Keatres

        lol I used to hate the name Jubilee but after creating the coolest girl ever with the name I love it. XD

        My husband is the oldest of 9 kids and the oldest two have names that start with the same letter, plus one of his sisters. I’m so glad my husband and his brother weren’t an intentional ploy to use one letter names. I hate that.

      • Cruelty Cupcake

        Justice Duggar has a nice ring to it.

      • Valerie

        Jermajesty Duggar

      • Ursi

        You guys are making me realize how much worse this could have been, imagine getting into Jemily, Jamanda, and Jakayla territory.

        I supposed the lack of creativity in Jana, Joy-Anna, and Johannah in the same family is a blessing when once considers their options…

      • Jezebeelzebub

        Jinnannjoose Duggar. Or for twins, you could split it up: Jin and Joose.

      • Valerie

        Bwahahahaha. I just giggle snorted.

      • sudden_valley

        What about X or Z? Then you’d start getting some STFUparents sooper speshal snowflake names.

    • ILoveJellybeans

      I love this :D The Duggars are my favourite train wreck to watch :D
      Also, you can send your girls off to brainwashing camp…….if you don’t mind its run by a guy who has molested dozens of teenagers and very overprotected young adults over the years (and younger too-this girl is 11 http://redemptionpictures.com/2014/07/08/dear-bill-gothard/)
      You can also use your kids to make money, use them as propaganda for causes you support, and make sure you get loads and loads of attention for birthing them.
      Loads of babies is good for a baby addict too, just throw them at the older ones for them to raise once the new baby smell has worn off.
      Also ATI/Quiverfull has such high levels of child abuse, it is practically expected in their community for parents to beat their kids starting from being babies (To Train Up A Child is the standard parenting book they promote, and in it there is a story about the author spanking his four month old)

      • Kelly

        WTF? Why on earth would someone spank a four month old? Someday I’m going to have to read that book just because I hear so many awful things about it. I’m starting to feel like I need to see it for myself.

      • Bleu Cheese Bewbs

        I know, it is completely insane. If I found out someone spanked my baby, they’d have a broken arm.

      • Rachel Sea

        I’d hold them while you hit them.

      • ELK

        I’m with you. The wrath of god would be nothing compared to me if someone spanked my infant. Retribution would be swift and painful.

        And if they used something to spank my child, it would be so far up their rectum that it would have to be removed surgically.

      • 2Well

        I think rulers are involved in blanket training, which the Duggars allegedly practiced until the cameras came.

      • ILoveJellybeans

        Ive read it. The whole book is available online (from a source not connected to the Pearls, so they wont get a penny from it)

        http://web.archive.org/web/20101104141241/http://www.achristianhome.com/to_train_up_a_child.htm

        Bring plenty of brainbleach and something to throw up in. It is awful.

    • KaeTay

      You forgot about the no kissing and supervised dates.

      • M.

        I was going to say something about this, too, but since you have it covered I’ll just leave this warning…

      • M.

        Is my gif not showing up? :(

      • LadyClodia the Modest Rat

        I can never get saved gifs to work; an image shows up but they never move. It seems gifs only work from a url.

      • sudden_valley

        OMG, I always think of this clip too whenever the no kissing thing is brought up. And luckily, your gif is not working for me, so I don’t have to re-bleach my eyeballs.

      • M.

        Yeah, this scarred me for life and is the perfect example of why that no kissing thing is utter bullshit. That poor poor girl…I can’t imagine how bad the rest of the sex must be

      • Joye77

        Can you imagine the awkwardness?

      • M.

        I shudder to think

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

        Thank God. This clip always weirds me out! ;)

      • Ursi

        it’s like watching turkeys peck each other to death

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

        It really is. And they peck each other to death sloppily, like, not even good turkey pecking form…

      • Renee J

        Even when you’re in your twenties.

      • 2Well

        I dated someone whose brother saved his first kiss. His brother didn’t share that sentiment thankfully.

    • Fudgemaster

      #10 still blows my mind. Let’s hope Michelle takes a liking to Taco Bell.

    • Bleu Cheese Bewbs

      I’ve never watched this show but damn. That’s some good old fashioned conservative hair on that family.

      • Ashie

        you are missing out my friend. I love watching it, I just can’t turn away!

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

        It has to be big enough to fit all the Jesus.

      • Old Lady Phillips

        #jesusbeahairdo

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

        #Amen

      • Joye77

        You are so bad. I love it!!

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

        That’s why I am the Wicked Prophet. The name fits, so I kept it, lol. ;)

      • NoMissCleo…JustMe

        The higher the hair, the closer to God.

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

        And the choir said Amen.

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

        It has to be big enough to fit all the Jesus.

    • Fallopian Twerker Phillips

      I think Jessa has a pair of shorts or a knee length skirt hidden in a shoe box under her bed or something. That girl is clearly up to no good.

      • Valerie

        I agree fully. She has a bad ass look in her eye.

      • 2Well

        Jinger is the one that wants to live in New York (not as Michelle says, near a Walmart, since there is one about 20 minutes from where they live.)

      • 2Well
      • Ashie

        That hussy! What next, knee length shorts? The horror!

      • ILoveJellybeans

        Jessa is the best thing about the show-shes so snarky and evil.

    • Danyelle

      You forgot to pass on your youngest to an older sibling, AKA the surrogate parent, at the age of 1 once that new baby smell has worn off so she can start on another! I’d be surprised if she could point to each one and list their name and birthdate. Taking away your older children’s childhoods is the Duggar way.

      • 2Well

        The older girls even get up in the middle of the night for the little ones. That goes beyond helping out.

      • Kelly

        It’s ok, they’re female so they aren’t real people.

      • sudden_valley

        Plus, it’s training them to be moms, which is their foretold life ambition.

      • Joye77

        I saw one episode where Ma Duggar tells a little about each kid. After the first few all she could say was how the labor was and they would interview the older girls to talk about their personalities, interests, etc. sad

      • noodlestein

        Oh, no! That’s heartbreaking.

    • NoMissCleo…JustMe

      Not even gonna lie….this straight haired girl is kinda jealous of their luscious curly locks.

      • Bleu Cheese Bewbs

        Me too! And the shininess!

      • NoMissCleo…JustMe

        The amount of hairspray needed to get my hair to curl like that would probably be enough to create a large hole in the atmosphere.

      • Bleu Cheese Bewbs

        I am pretty sure that my 90′s hair is mostly responsible for holes in the ozone layer. My hair is so straight that not even my (also 90′s) perm lasted for very long.

      • Cruelty Cupcake

        We could probably name a hole after the Duggars.

      • DB

        I would kill to have curly hair like that :(

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      Am I the only one who has totally rubbed one out to Jana Duggar? She is so hot.

      • Bleu Cheese Bewbs

        #NotDuggarApproved

      • Cruelty Cupcake

        I wonder if I should send her an e-mail letting her know that she is a stumbling block for me.

      • AP

        Tweet it at her.

      • Bleu Cheese Bewbs

        Maybe you should ask her to blanket train you! =p

      • Valerie

        Omg I wish Eve were here so she could feature this. I’m dying.

      • Cruelty Cupcake

        I would be so happy if my only two featured comments were about drinking Bear Grylls’ pee and masturbating to a Duggar.

      • Valerie

        It would be the pinnacle of your Mommyish career.

      • Spongeworthy

        It would be your legacy!

      • Bleu Cheese Bewbs

        Maybe you should ask her to blanket train you! =p

      • Cruelty Cupcake

        This posted twice and I am upvoting it twice because it’s awesome. Also, thanks for the idea! Totally putting it in my spank bank.

      • Bleu Cheese Bewbs

        My hanky as phone led me to believe it never posted and it was too clever to keep to myself so I reposted. Lol

        EtA: Janky Ass. Fucking auto correct.

      • ILoveJellybeans

        No, but I have a bit of a crush on Jessa.
        They are all gorgeous looking ladies though

      • Cruelty Cupcake

        Is it disgusting to talk about her DSL? Probably.

    • amp

      Don’t forget Blanket Training!!!! Where many IFB people will put their young child on a blanket, put something they want juuuust out of the babies reach and then smack the baby with a ruler every time it tries to crawl off the blanket. Michelle Duggar has admitted to doing this many years ago! so sick!
      People always say that the Duggar kids are so well behaved, after meeting and working with an IFB (Independent fundamentalist Baptist which is what the Duggars are) minister who raises his family the same way (wife homeschools, kids are not allowed any outside influence, they are not allowed to listen to the radio, and all the women dress like little house on the prairie) and reading up on the religion I am disgusted these people have a TV show. Their parenting style is control. These kids aren’t allowed to think for themselves, nor have wants or needs, it honestly makes me sick.

      • Cruelty Cupcake

        It makes me sick too. I used to watch this show just because it’s so fucking insane, but I can’t watch it now that I know so much about them. JB and Michelle do a really nice job of making themselves appear to be nice, normal people…they seem so harmless on the show.

      • Psych Student

        I’ve read that the kids aren’t allowed to express negative feelings and I can’t imagine they have negative feelings ever modeled for them. As someone who never got to watch her parents have so much as a tiff, I can assure you, not learning how to handle negative feelings will Fuck. You. Up. I’ve been in therapy for a while (for so very many reasons) and am still trying to figure out how to accept that anger is an acceptable feeling and that I can be annoyed with my wife without it leading to divorce. And, lest people think that it’s just me (because I do have some serious anxiety issues), my cousin (my dad and her mom are siblings) had a very similar experience (no fighting parents ever) mentioned that the first time she had a huge fight with her then boyfriend (now husband and they just had a baby – squee), and assumed it meant they had to breakup because a healthy relationship didn’t include fighting (or so both she and I assumed). Thankfully, he came from a family that had divorce and was accustom to some fighting and helped her settle.

      • CW

        They’re not fundamentalists Baptists but Gothardites. Bill Gothard’s ATI goes way beyond just fundamentalist to cultish.

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    • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      You forgot number 11.

      11. Beat your infants with a ruler every time they try to crawl off of a blanket, until you have finally crushed their spirits and they stay in one piece. It’s God’s Will. Amen.

      • K Jones

        I almost puked when I read that they practiced “blanket training.” Those children don’t have any choice but to act happy. Kinda like that thing I see on bumper stickers “the beatings will continue until morale goes up.” And yes, I think snacking a baby with a ruler for crawling off a blanket is beating, not discipline.

      • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

        I agree.

    • Megan Zander

      I just laughed so hard I choked on a grape. Thanks Val.

      • Valerie

        Don’t die on me!!! I’m codependent, remember?!

      • Megan Zander

        Well these posts should come with a choking hazard label then.

    • joanne

      What’s the parenting advice about the boys and the “Nike”? I know there’s something surrounding that.

      • Lisa Menaster

        The girls will say “Nike” to the boys to let them know there is an immodestly dressed woman around and they must look away so they don’t get “sexually desires that cannot be righteously fulfilled.”

      • http://batman-news.com Greta Young

        Ah yes, their fun family code for AVERT THE EYES, A HARLOT APPROACHETH. Since then, I’ve wondered what the code word is for an immodestly-dressed man is, as I can’t remember the family having one… but haha, silly me, shirtless men don’t present the same problem since, you know, women are the source of all evil, only men can have sexual desires, and wait wtf are those girls doing out of the house and around town when they have younger siblings to raise and meals to cook?!

      • KarenMS

        This makes me laugh bc I’m pretty sure teenage boys don’t have to actually see the “immodesty” to have the desires.

      • K Jones

        Statistically speaking, there is a good chance one of the Duggar GIRLS is turned on by the scantily clad woman, too. What are they going to do about that???

    • http://www.whatwouldshethink.com/ Rachelle

      I’m completely in awe of this family. It’s like motherhood training from the moment you can pick up one of your sisters. You never get to experience single womanhood, courtship is weird, not kissing your partner until your wedding day, side hugging, denim skirts, modesty bathing suits, no alcohol… it’s like my worse nightmare wrapped up in one creepishly happy family. *shudders*

    • Kalalu

      Am I the only one that feels this is just mean and immature? Maybe I’m a little sensitive today? Sorry.

      • koolchicken

        No, you’re right. The Gloss network is very anti Duggar. If a person isn’t super liberal and all “whatever you want to do is fine by me” then they’re wrong. And it’s kind of ridiculous since so many of the bloggers here (clearly in a vain attempt to be perceived as cool) claim to not care how you parent your kid, so long as you’re not flat out abusing them. This post is just evidence that the Mommyish bloggers do care if you’re not doing things their way. Sad.

      • meteor_Whoricorn_echo

        Because breaking your kids’ spirits from birth and shoehorning them into exactly one role in life is totally not abuse. Yup, definitely not.

      • koolchicken

        Were their spirits broken though? That’s the thing that sticks out to me in posts about this family. I mean really, has anyone here ever gone into their home (physically, not through the TV) and seen for themselves what’s going on in there? Because I know I haven’t, so I go on the assumption the things they say are true, because I can’t prove otherwise. Sure I could push my own biases onto some TV person, but it doesn’t make any of it true.

        I’m just a random Catholic. I don’t get to Mass anywhere near as often as I should, I’m big on BC and gay rights. But I still believe in God and many of the churches teachings. I think their views (from what has been presented to me through the TV) are somewhat extreme. But until one of those kids says they’re unhappy, I’m going to assume they are. Because a random facial expression, or comment from a teenager doesn’t mean anything until they flat out say “I’m unhappy”.

      • meteor_Whoricorn_echo

        Dude, the girl kids are raised solely to be future mothers and housekeepers. They’re sending the rebellious ones to a child camp that’s being run by a notorious abuser. The older girls bear the full brunt of raising their younger siblings.
        And wow. Do you really think those kids are even allowed to express any unhappiness unless they want to be punished for that? Really?

      • 2Well

        They are followers of Gothard and ATI, which advocates a parenting book titled To Train Up a Child which is essentially a child abuse manual.

        If Michelle ever did practice blanket training, or anything else in that book really, that’s abuse.

        Also, it seems they parent their adult daughters more than the younger children.

      • koolchicken

        You know I don’t know who or what they follow exactly. But unless you’ve seen them do it we can’t know if they have. For all we know they just said they did blanket training. And if they did it’s possible they didn’t hit the kids. Who says you have to follow every parenting book to the letter? Those people seem as though they’re incapable of yelling. Maybe it’s all a sham and JimBob and Michelle are psycho, child beating slave drivers. Or maybe JimBob is actually a really nice guy and Michelle is really that calm. We can’t know. because we’re not in their house. All I can know for sure is that this article is very anti-Duggar. And for a site that claims to not care what your parenting style is it’s extremely hypocritical.

      • 2Well

        I read the book. It’s actually pretty terrifying, and the common theme is specifically not yelling. It advocates a very cold, very calm application of pain to babies. Don’t spank in anger; whip your baby’s legs when you are in control of yourself. Make them do wrong so you can punish them to train them to obey you. Most of the tips involved spanking and how to train the child to fear pain. So following the book actually means not yelling.

        There are a lot of Amazon reviewers who need to be investigated, because at least three murders of children have been connected to that book’s methods.

        I do wish they’d come right out and address, and hopefully deny, the connections between themselves and ATI and that book. The connection between ATI and that book is known, and the Duggars have supported Gothard in the past. They need to come right out and say that A does not equal C.

      • Renee J

        I thought the family was fine until the older ones got in their twenties and still weren’t allowed to do anything by themselves. Why does a twenty-something need a chaperone?

      • Lisa Menaster

        The twenty somethings need a chaperone to make sure they aren’t doing something their parents disapprove. If one of the older kids went off by themselves, them might have pre-martial sex or listen to rock music or see a secular movie. The only way to stop that from happening is to make sure the kids always have a chaperone who can keep an eye on them.

      • Renee J

        Yep – and that’s why I have a problem with them.

    • koolchicken

      Say what you will about the Duggars, but no one in that family seems unhappy. Now I haven’t watched an episode in a couple of years, but my mother likes to keep me informed. Michelle Duggar is living her dream- mother to a brood of 20 strong. It’s my nightmare, but she would have killed for it.

      Oh, and while I think those denim outfits are ugly I see their purpose. They conceal shape and there virtually indestructible. Which is great considering each skirt has a lot of siblings to be passed down to. And you can call the girls slaves, but I’m pretty sure they’re all expected to help out. They just happened to have more girls the “right age” for helping. Now that two of them are gone I wouldn’t be shocked to see some of the boys start helping out. Michelle isn’t stupid, she needs the kids to help out and she’ll make them do it. After all, if the boys don’t pitch in to pick up the slack from their sisters marrying out the house is going to be overrun with dirt, laundry, and hungry people within a week or two.

      • 2Well

        There are a couple of girls that don’t look entirely happy. Josiah was really upset at his mom’s last pregnancy announcement, but it was cut out of future repeats of the episode.

        But they’re definitely not going to appear unhappy in front of the camera.

      • koolchicken

        Like I said above, I haven;t actually seen an episode in a couple of years. So I don’t know if the girls look unhappy. But from what I have seen in the past, and what my mother has told me they seemed like they were cool with the way things were going.

        I can’t imagine any of them would want to appear unhappy in front of the cameras. Regardless what’s going on. The show is about a happy family, if the family doesn’t look happy then the cameras leave.

      • Renee J

        I’m not sure if they are allowed to show any unhappiness they feel.

      • Sarah

        Exactly, the kids are the last people who have any control over the production of this show. How would 1 of the mid-teen girls, for example, get the chance to speak her own mind?

    • energyman

      Don’t light a match you might burn these strawman arguments. You are just insecure because someone who doesn’t live like you can be happy and successful. They are a strong family who doesn’t live off he government and probably give more to society than you or your family. I don’t agree with everything they believe either but I’m still not gonna be a pretentious bully to them like you.

      • Sarah

        “don’t live off the Government”? He admitted he went into politics, just so he could get health insurance for himself and his family for life. He is taking more Government cash per kid from the benefits of that short term in office than any welfare family get – and given the enormous size of his family, that’s quite a cost to the tax payer

    • whydoievenreadthisshit

      This is really unfair. And stupid. All their children seem happy and those old enough could leave at any time. Let’s just admit it sucks that one mom has managed to be successful with 20 kids, where as the majority on this side can’t handle the 1.5 kids they have. If they were anything but Christian, they wouldn’t be mocked. How sweet.

      • CMJ

        “One mom has managed to be successful with 20 kids”

        She’s “successful” because her 20 kids take care of each other….not because she has single-handedly done everything herself.

      • Lindsey

        My parents had two kids and yet, my older sister still took care of me(3 years difference). My grandparents had 6 and the older ones either did farm chores or watched the babies. It doesn’t have to a large family for the older siblings to have more responsibility.

      • Renee J

        If they weren’t Christians, they wouldn’t have a show. Most of their fans now would be upset they keep having babies.

    • bonitacat

      Duggars are not being parents… their older children parent the younger ones. they claim God is allowing her to get pregnant.The almighty dollar is the incentive!

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