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All the Times the Duggars Were Accused of Being Bad Parents

Celebrities Kayla Boyd Nov 10, 2017

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The Duggars are always undergoing some kind of controversy or Internet backlash, and with so many kids and grandkids, of course parenting styles are going to come into play. People are not always so fond of the way the large family chooses to raise their children. None of them can post a photo or video on social media without getting a slew of criticism for something

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From messy houses to pawning off their kids on other family members to child abuse, they have been accused of it all. Especially Jessa -- it seems like people especially like to come down hard on her. Sometimes it's truly the littlest things (like what kind of fork her son is using). 

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However, no matter what decisions they make, we all know that parenting is a challenge and everyone has different ways of doing things. Hopefully as their kids get older and more siblings have kids, they can all learn from each other. 

Here are 12 times that people ripped the Duggars to shreds for their parenting choices. 

2When People Were Upset Jessa Still Let Her Son Have a Bottle

Jessa has gone under fire multiple times for sharing photos of her 2-year-old son with a bottle. 

She captioned the photo:

"That's my boy! Yes, he's 22 months old. Yes, he drinks water from a sippy cup, and yes, he still prefers to drink much of his milk/kefir from his bottle--especially before nap/bedtime. (TBH, I wish he wouldn't have weaned himself early, and would've bf till 2. There, I said it.) ... So there ya have it. If you are experiencing anxiety over this, please share all your wisdom and perfect parenting advice in the comments section below."

8When Josh & Jessa Were "Training" Their Kids to do Housework

One of their many parenting tactics that stirred up controversy was when they "trained" their young kids to do chores. People felt that the kids were too young to be shown cleaning the floors like that. 

9When Jessa Posted a Photo of Henry in a "Stained" Onesie

Some people called out Jessa for posting a picture of Henry in what they believe to be a stained onesie.

Someone wrote:

"Maybe an unstained onesie for a photo documenting age progression ..."

12When it Was Revealed That Michelle and Bob Use Physical Methods of Discipline

A couple years ago, reports circulated that in a police interview with one of the Duggar kids, the child admitted to an investigator that their parents spank their children and "they have a rod." Michelle and Bob were also accused of "blanket training" their kids.  

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