10 Times Jessa Duggar Proved She Is The Ultimate Duggar Rebel When It Comes To Raising Her Kids

Jessa Duggar takes a lot of grief for the way she raises her children, but the Counting On star could not care less about the haters. Although fans may disagree on some of her parenting decisions, Jessa is never afraid to express how she truly feels about raising her kids. Here’s a look at 10 times the Counting On star proved that she is the ultimate Duggar rebel when it comes to parenting.

Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald, and their two boys.
Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald, and their two kids | Jessa Seewald via Instagram

10. The bottle pic

In 2017, Jessa shared a photo on Instagram of her toddler drinking water from a bottle. In the caption, Jessa revealed that her son loves drinking out of the bottle and that she wishes he was still breastfeeding. Duggar then told fans to let her know how using a sippy cup was a bad move in the comments.

9. Housecleaning 101

Jessa received a lot of criticism when she shared a photo of her messy house on social media. The image featured piles of laundry that were ready to be sorted, and Jessa admitted that it is difficult keeping up with chores and raising the kiddos at the same time — which is something most of us can relate to.

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This is real life, y'all. ❤ *swipe left to see more pics of my house today in all its shining glory* 1.) 6+ loads of laundry piled on the guest bed… can we just take a moment to celebrate the fact that it's CLEAN laundry. 2.) Side table that probably hasn't been dusted in at least 6 months. 3.) Henry's dried spit up on my side of the bed, that I've slept on for who knows how many nights. 4.) Handprints on the mirror, and Spurgeon's beautiful artwork that happened when he found a pen that was left out. 5.) Pile of diapers on the top of my dresser… pretty sure these all collected in the past 12 hours. 6.) Blocks scattered again, not bc Spurgeon was building with them… just bc it's like his favorite thing to dump them out and hear them clang on the hardwood floors. Haha! 7.) Sink full of dishes. 8.) Oil splatters and food particles on the stovetop. Probably has been a few months since it's been wiped down. 9.) Toddler handprint on the fridge door. 10.) Dust collection on the front of the HVAC intake…ha! But hey, at least we're replacing the filter every month! There's a never ending to-do list. Some of these tasks have been accomplished today, others haven't. (We have guest staying with us over the weekend, so that's a motivation to prioritize the laundry on the guest bed. ) Some of y'all may be thinking, "C'mon now, it only takes a few min to dust or wipe down a mirror…" I know, it is so. My reminder today has been that the same is true of the needs of the little people in our lives. I might think "I don't have time right now." But it only takes a few min… here and there. A few mins here, spent cuddling a fussy baby. A few mins there, singing lullabies as a toddler drifts off to sleep. 5 mins here, to read a book. 10 min there, engaging in imaginative play. Not trying to pit a clean house against interaction with kids– sometimes both are possible, tho often they do seem in opposition to one another . Just remember, whatever projects are pulling at your time and attention today, don't forget to make time for the people around you. These are the memories that will last forever.

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8. Potty training

As far as potty training her children, Jessa is not above bribing them. In a video posted on Instagram, Jessa revealed that she gives her children candy every time they have a successful trip to the bathroom. While this use of positive reinforcement is great, Jessa made sure the amount of sugar was minimal.

7. Baby carriers

With three children in the household (and more likely on the way), Jessa makes use of a baby carrier any chance she gets. Having her youngest in a carrier allows the reality star to complete chores around the house while still keeping an eye on everyone.

6. Jessa gets ahead of the drama

Whenever she posts photos of her children, Jessa makes sure that fans are fully aware what is going on. This usually comes in the form of a caption that provides a little more context about the situation. For example, Jessa will sometimes tell fans that she observed safety rules whenever she posts something that could be seen as dangerous.

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Yay for double seats

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5. Reusing toys

When you have children, reusing toys is a great way to save money. The Duggars may have gobs of money, but they are never afraid of being thrifty. For Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, they love hitting up the thrift store for some cheap toys, which makes for a fun time for the boys.

4. Jessa breaks from tradition

Jessa Duggar has been vocal about her parenting choices over the years and has made it clear that she is not going to follow all of her mom, Michelle Duggar’s, advice. That does not mean Jessa is starting from scratch, but she is more open about the whole process than her mom.

3. Not afraid of some drool

The reality star once shared a photo of her two boys during a trip to the local grocery store. Although the pic seemed innocent enough, fans were quick to notice that her youngest boy, Henry, had some drool bubbles on his face. Fans ripped Jessa for not wiping Henry’s mouth before taking the photo, but she seemed completely unfazed by the criticism.

2. Jessa’s laid back style

Jessa has been accused of being a little too laid back on several occasions, especially when it comes to safety. For example, Jessa has shared several photos and videos of her boys riding bicycles without helmets, which is a major thing among responsible parents. Despite the criticism, Jessa seems okay with her parenting style and is not about to switch things up now.

1. Supervision issues

Apart from the safety concerns, Jessa has also taken a lot of heat for not always supervising her children when they are playing in the house. In a recent video, fans watched as one of her children grabbed Seewald’s phone and completely destroyed it. Her Instagram followers pointed out that they could have saved some repair costs if Jessa was watching the kids a little closer.

While Jessa Duggar is clearly a rebel and unafraid to share her parenting journey with fans, there is no denying that she absolutely loves her children and would do anything for them.

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