Amy Duggar Slams a Parenting Tactic Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Likely Use, Calls it ‘Abuse’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar appear on NBC News

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 youngsters, and their parenting ways have come into query through the years. The couple is deeply spiritual and believes in loads of household guidelines to maintain all their youngsters aligned with God. And there’s loads of hypothesis they used blanket coaching when their youngsters had been younger.

Amy Duggar, the outspoken Duggar household cousin, took to Instagram to sentence blanket coaching and name it abusive. Here’s what she wrote.

The Duggar household makes use of a parenting technique often called ‘blanket training’

Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar appear on NBC News' 'Today' show
Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar seem on NBC News’ ‘Today’ present | Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire

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From strict costume code to courtship guidelines, Jim Bob and Michelle are fairly strict when their youngsters are younger. And there’s loads of hypothesis that the dad and mom imagine in blanket coaching infants.

Michael and Debi Pearl promote the apply of their ebook, To Train Up a Child. Blanket coaching was created to show youngsters self-discipline, because the child is to be positioned on a blanket within the middle of a room and taught to stay on the blanket on their very own. If the kid strikes off the blanket, the dad and mom are to hit the kid with a lightweight object in order that they don’t transfer off of the house once more.

Many have suspected a few of Jim Bob and Michelle’s grownup youngsters who’ve youngsters of their very own additionally make the most of blanket coaching. Back in 2015, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard posted a photograph of their son wrapped in a blanket, and plenty of thought this was a sign they had been following in Jim Bob and Michelle’s footsteps.

Amy Duggar simply condemned blanket coaching on her Instagram

Amy’s made it clear she’s nothing like Jim Bob and Michelle. Now that Jill has taken a critical step away from her household, Amy’s taking Jill’s aspect. And it appears she’s getting much more outspoken by way of Instagram, as she simply significantly condemned blanket coaching.

On Sept. 21, Amy posted a collection of images of her son enjoying. It seems like he’s freely roaming about her house together with his toys scattered about.

“There is NO blanket training happening at this house!!” she captioned her post. “I want my child to roam free and to feel safe doing so! I want him to explore and be curious and make messes! Yes we will be right beside him every step of the way. Dill and I believe that a blanket should be used for comfort only!!!”

Amy then added that “children need love and acceptance,” and blanket coaching is simply one other strategy to management them. “And there’s a fine line between re- direction and abuse” she added. “Our child will not grow up being fearful!”

Amy’s known as the tactic ‘crap’ prior to now as nicely

Amy Duggar appears on NBC News' 'Today' showAmy Duggar appears on NBC News' 'Today' show
Amy Duggar seems on NBC News’ ‘Today’ present | Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire

This may be the primary time Amy’s been so public together with her outrage over blanket coaching, but it surely’s not the primary time she’s condemned the apply. Back in February 2020, CafeMom reported Amy posted a photograph of her husband napping together with her son. And a fan requested Amy within the feedback about blanket coaching.

“I’m guessing you’re not doing that blanket training crap?” the fan commented. “Good for you.”

“No way!” Amy wrote again. “I don’t believe in that crap!”

It appears Amy’s commenting again to followers on her most up-to-date post about blanket coaching as nicely. One follower wrote, “It’s clear she likes to throw people under the bus when no one ever said she was blanket training. I don’t see any of the Duggar kids doing this to their own children.” They then added that the assertion was “stupid” to say within the first place.

“No it’s not,” Amy commented. “I’ve had soo many people ask me. Thought I’d make it clear where we stand in the King family!”

We’re glad Amy’s taking a public stance on the controversial parenting technique for all to see!

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