Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Homeschooling the Duggars

Here's another segment of Josh Duggar's appearance on Living Waters' "Comfort Zone" with host Ray Comfort. The show was filmed while Josh and Anna Duggar were visiting California late last month. In this segment, Josh shares about his experiences with homeschooling.

"I remember my dad bringing us into the kitchen and teaching us about cooking," jokes Josh. "That wasn't really the best idea that he had, but we did learn something."



Click here to watch Josh's segment on "Life and God" and here to watch his segment on life in a family with 19 kids.

8 comments:

  1. i was never knowledgable enough when i first had my kids..i followed the norm and put my kids in catholic school as i did, growing up..had the duggars come on when i was starting yes, i would have homeschooled. they've shed lots of information on this type of education.i was fortunate enough to be a stay at home mother too, so it was possible. there really is too much "crap" that goes on in schools..including the awful comments by christian teachers at my kids schools..just a paycheck for so many not all..so the the young families out there..look into it, it sounds amazing.

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  2. I agree with Elena; I would have home schooled as well had I known that it would develop into such a solid entity. However, from what it shown on the Duggar's show, their home schooling standards are sub par.

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  3. You mean like the daughter teaching elementary age while in the bedroom and Josh saying going to the grocery story was a "field trip" in the middle of a weekday when people asked why weren't they in school? To me, Josh speaks VOLUMES about the standards of knowledge required to be "Director" of that organization. As in, I got my GED at home, and I have no real life experience, except I grew up that going to thrift stores is a field trip while at school.

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  4. WOW! So glad i listened to this. Thank you Josh! :)

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  5. Josh please don't let the haters get to you! Thank you for your testimonies! :)

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  6. I just can't let the " no real world experience" comment go. It's too ridiculously funny! Really!? Running his own business for five years isn't real world experience?! Really?! Or building the 7000 square foot house. I know that was before the TV cameras followed the family around, but being the oldest I'm sure Josh had an assistant foreman type role in the project, helping train and supervise the younger ones as well as rolling up is sleeves to work along side his parents on the massive project. In the interview Josh shows himself to be poised, intelligent, well spoken, funny and confident. He was taught by example by parents who lived and raised their family debt free how to budget, be resourceful and have a good work ethic. People need to stop confusing education with schooling and quit giving more respect to a piece of paper on the wall then they do to actual experience!

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  7. @Anonymous

    I'm not the biggest fan of Josh but I agree with you about how all the Duggar kids got lots of useful and useable experience that kids in regular school never get. I have a university degree but my dad never showed me how to use a drill, install roofing, change the oil, or drive a car. The best part of all those experiences is that they happened right alongside their parents. Its only been in the past 100 years or so that children spend all their day away from parents being taught by strangers and surrounded by kids with problems who not only cause a great deal of stress to the kids who truly want to learn but also hold them back when they are capable of going faster than the rest of the average students. The Duggars have learned so much more than publicly schooled kids by spending time with mom and dad even if their parents aren't university educated. I can tell you that lots of university instructors are very, very bad at their jobs and they certainly don't give two-straws about their students the way the Duggars care about their kids.

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  8. Let's not forget that there are some wonderful, great schools out there. My kids go to a fantastic Christian school and I think they are getting a better education between there and at home than they would get just from me at home. It is certainly the parent's responsibility to bring up a child in the way he should go and to teach that child about Christ and all about that, but there are people also who can help you with that who will love your child, too. It takes a village to bring up a child and maybe a good Christian school (or even a public school- some are great) could be a part of that community

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