Counting On has shed light on the life of the ultra-religious Duggar family. Last week, Jill Duggar made waves by posting to Instagram that she had registered her son, Israel, for kindergarten at a public school. The news was particularly shocking because none of the Duggar children have been educated outside the home.
The consequences of a Duggar-led education may be coming to light now that the older children post on social media. Josiah Duggar is the next to make people wonder just how well Michelle Duggar taught her children at the school of the dining room table, as snarkers call it.
It is no secret that the Duggar family home schools for religious reasons. Some of the home schooling was caught on camera on 19 Kids and Counting. We know that the Duggar daughters took charge of the education at some point. We also saw Michelle Duggar teaching her children works like “bankruptcy” and “perpendicular.” It always appeared as if all the children, no matter their age, were learning the same content. Did that hurt some of the children as they grew older?
The social media post in question was an Instagram photo Josiah posted to celebrate it being two years since he proposed to his wife, Lauren. He seemed sincere with his words, and yet the people who saw it could not look away from poor grammar.
The caption Josiah posted said, “I can’t believe it’s been two years ago today that I asked Lauren to marry me. . .” He also adds, “These years have been the best years I’ve had in my whole life.”
While many of the comments pointed out how lovely the couple is, some people were quick to point out the simple language Josiah used. It became clear that he did not have a lot of experience with composition. In fact some followers pointed out that errors are common in the Duggar family’s speech.
For instance, snarkers often point out phrases the Duggar family uses that may not be correct. Snarkers also point out the simple phrasing Duggar adults use as well as the fact that many of the adults do not express complex thoughts in writing.
Based on the information that fans and snarkers see online, many people are thrilled that Jill Dillard is breaking the trend and sending her child to kindergarten. It helps that some of the Duggar in-laws have actually gone to school as well.
For example, Derick Dillard went to school, college, and now law school. Could he and others like him be setting a positive trend in the family? Will sisters Jessa and Jinger follow suit by sending their children to school as well? Many fans are excited to find out.