Jim Bob and Michelle will be the first to tell you that they are not professional parents, but there is something to be said for having 19 respectful, well-behaved children.
Let's discuss some of their top parenting tips...
Before their first child was born, Josh and Anna chatted with Jim Bob and Michelle on the Today Show. Jim Bob gave them this piece of wisdom: "Teach your children to love the Lord with all their hearts; serve others."
In that same interview with the Today Show, Michelle advised Josh and Anna to "enjoy them because they will grow up really, really fast."
The parents of 19 also stress the importance of keeping up with each child's heart. In our interview with Michelle, she told us that they "love to visit and get to have those heart-to-heart talks with the older ones, and often, that is after all the others are in bed." But even though that means less sleep for mom and dad, Jim Bob and Michelle don't mind at all.
"I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world," Michelle told us. "No sleep can be any better than getting to have that time with your kids."
For more parenting tips from the Duggars, visit the TLC website.
Do you agree with these tips? What are some of your top parenting tips?