Michelle Duggar's Parenting Methods: Is She Messing Up Her Grandkids?

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The Duggar children are nothing if not loyal.

Sure, Jinger decided to wear pants in violation of the family dress code, and some of her sisters have followed suit.

And yes, Josiah is rebelling against certain aspects of his father's teachings, but at the end of the day, these are very minor acts of defiance.

For the most part, Michelle and Jim Bob's offspring do as their told and dedicate themselves to preserving their family's proudest traditions.

Unfortunately, as many have pointed out, by following in the footsteps of their elders, Jill, Jessa and company might be doing irreparable harm to their own children.

Here are some of the unsettling trends that fans have noticed in recent years:

1. Mama Michelle

Mama Michelle
For some, Michelle Duggar is a parenting role model. After all, it's a major challenge to not only raise 19 children, but to also over-parent them to the brink of insanity.

2. Stuck In Her Ways

Stuck In Her Ways
Unfortunately, some of Michelle's favorite techniques haven't aged well. In fact, some have described them as downright abusive.

3. The Next Generation

The Next Generation
At this point, four of Michelle's daughters are moms themselves, and they beam with pride when discussing how much they've learned about parenting from their mother.

4. Passing the Buck

Passing the Buck
There's an irony in this, as Michelle is famous for handing off her parenting responsibilities to her eldest children (most commonly poor, put-upon Jana), but we digress.

5. Mom of the Millennium

Mom of the Millennium
Though they admit to resenting the amount of responsibility they were often burdened with during childhood, the Duggar kids concur that Michelle is the world's greatest mom ... Of course, that opinion doesn't mean much coming from Josh.

6. Mixed Results

Mixed Results
Now that they're able to implement the tips and tricks they learned from Michelle, some of the Duggar kids are finding that their mom's methods might belong in the past ...

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Michelle Duggar Quotes

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar

Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar on saying yes (yes, and more yes) to sex